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Cancer Screening

The PMC reviewed relevant performance measures and makes the following recommendations.

Printable version of the recommendations.

ACP supports this measure.

ID# NQF 0658

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Appropriate Follow-up Interval for Normal Colonoscopy in Average Risk Patients

Percentage of patients aged 50 years and older receiving a screening colonoscopy without biopsy or polypectomy who had a recommended follow-up interval of at least 10 years for repeat colonoscopy documented in their colonoscopy report.
Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015

ACP supports this measure.

ID# NQF 0659

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Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Adenomatous Polyps-Avoidance of Inappropriate Use

Percentage of patients aged 18 years and older receiving a surveillance colonoscopy, with a history of a prior colonic polyp(s) in previous colonoscopy findings, who had an interval of 3 or more years since their last colonoscopy.
Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015

ACP supports this measure.

ID# NQF 0034

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Colorectal Cancer Screening

The percentage of patients 50-75 years of age who had appropriate screening for colorectal cancer.
Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015

ACP supports this measure.

ID# NQF 0032

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Cervical Cancer Screening (CCS)

Percentage of women 21-64 years of age who were screened for cervical cancer using either of the following criteria:

  • Women age 21-64 who had cervical cytology performed every 3 years.
  • Women age 30-64 who had cervical cytology/human papillomavirus (HPV) co-testing performed every 5 years.

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015

ACP supports this measure.

ID# NQF 2372

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Breast Cancer Screening

The percentage of women 50-74 years of age who had a mammogram to screen for breast cancer.
Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015

ACP supports this measure.

ID# NQF 0579

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Annual cervical cancer screening or follow-up in high-risk women

This measure identifies women age 12 to 65 diagnosed with cervical dysplasia (CIN 2), cervical carcinoma-in-situ, or HIV/AIDS prior to the measurement year, and who still have a cervix, who had a cervical CA screen during the measurement year.
Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015