Clinical Quality Measure
CMS129v3 (NQF 0389) - Additional Measure

Prostate Cancer: Avoidance of Overuse of Bone Scan for Staging Low Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

Percentage of male patients, regardless of age, with a diagnosis of prostate cancer at low risk of recurrence receiving interstitial prostate brachytherapy, OR external beam radiotherapy to the prostate, OR radical prostatectomy, OR cryotherapy who did not have a bone scan performed at any time since diagnosis of prostate cancer.

NQS DOMAIN:   Efficient Use of Healthcare Resources




Description and Implementation within the EMR software

Denominator: All male patients with at least 1 encounter having the following ICD-10 code selected in ASSESSMENT/DIAGNOSIS section on the ENCOUNTER form:
C61

Numerator: Patients in the above mentioned list who did not have a bone scan performed since diagnosis of prostate cancer QM389A: [Quality Measure] Prostate cancer patient with low risk of recurrence (3271F), bone scan not performed (3270F) within the PROCEDURES/SERVICES section on the ENCOUNTER form as the required documentation.

Exceptions: UniCharts looks for the custom code QM389E: [Exception] Action specified in CMS129v3 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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