Clinical Quality Measure
CMS141v3 (NQF 0385) - Additional Measure

Colon Cancer: Chemotherapy for AJCC Stage III Colon Cancer Patients

Percentage of patients aged 18-79 years and older with Stage IIIA through IIIC colon cancer who are referred for adjuvant chemotherapy, prescribed adjuvant chemotherapy, or have previously received adjuvant chemotherapy within the 12-month reporting period.

NQS DOMAIN:   Clinical Process/Effectiveness




Description and Implementation within the EMR software

Denominator: All patients 18 years or older with at least 2 encounters having one of the following ICD-10 codes selected in ASSESSMENT/DIAGNOSIS section on the ENCOUNTER form:
C18.0, C18.1, C18.2, C18.3, C18.4, C18.5, C18.6, C18.7, C18.8, C18.9, Z85.038

Numerator: Patients in the above mentioned list who were prescribed, referred for or received adjuvant chemotherapy. UniCharts looks for the custom code QM385A: [Quality Measure] Colon cancer patient, adjuvant chemotherapy referred/prescribed/received (4180F) within the PROCEDURES/SERVICES section on the ENCOUNTER form as the required documentation.

Exceptions: UniCharts looks for the custom code QM385E: [Exception] Action specified in CMS141v3 not performed due to medical, patient, or system reasons within the PROCEDURES/SERVICES section on the ENCOUNTER form as the required documentation.

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