DESCRIPTION:

Percentage of women 50 - 74 years of age who had a mammogram to screen for breast cancer

IMPROVEMENT NOTATION:

Higher score indicates better quality

INITIAL POPULATION:

Women 51 - 74 years of age with a visit during the measurement period

DENOMINATOR:

Equals Initial Population

DENOMINATOR EXCLUSIONS:

Women who had a bilateral mastectomy or who have a history of a bilateral mastectomy or for whom there is evidence of a right and a left unilateral mastectomy 

OR

Patients age 65 and older in Institutional Special Needs Plans (SNP) or residing in long-term care with a POS code 32, 33, 34, 54 or 56 any time during the measurement period 

DENOMINATOR EXCEPTIONS:

None

NUMERATOR:

Women with one or more mammograms during the measurement period or the 15 months prior to the measurement period

NUMERATOR EXCLUSIONS:

Not Applicable



GUIDANCE: 

This measure evaluates primary screening. Do not count biopsies, breast ultrasounds, or MRIs because they are not appropriate methods for primary breast cancer screening.