Breast Cancer Screening
Percentage of women 50 - 74 years of age who had a mammogram to screen for breast cancer in the 27 months prior to the end of the measurement period.
Current evidence supports the measure. The specification allows for screening done in the last 27 months of the performance year which helps in the implementation of this measure. The measure exclusions are proper; however, they can be challenging to document in the patient’s medical record. There are some concerns related to patient attribution to clinicians at the individual physician level, as well as feasibility concerns with outside imaging reports being entered in a patient’s medical record to signify that the screening was completed. However, as more organizations move towards team-based care, these issues should be minimal in the future.