Quality Positioning System (QPS)

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0032: Cervical Cancer Screening
Cervical Cancer Screening
STEWARD: National Committee for Quality Assurance
Measure Description:
The percentage of women 21–64 years of age who were screened for cervical cancer using either of the following criteria:
-Women 21–64 years of age who had cervical cytology performed within the last 3 years.
-Women 30–64 years of age who had cervical high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing performed within the last 5 years.
-Women 30–64 years of age who had cervical cytology/high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) cotesting within the last 5 years.
Numerator Statement:
The number of women who were screened for cervical cancer.
Denominator Statement:
Women 24-64 years of age as of the end of the measurement year.
This measure excludes women who had a hysterectomy with no residual cervix, cervical agenesis or acquired absence of cervix any time during their medical history through the end of the measurement year.
Risk Adjustment:
Measure Type:
Measure Format:
Use in Federal Program:
Medicaid, Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Physician Feedback/Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRUR), Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBM), Qualified Health Plan (QHP) Quality Rating System (QRS)
Cancer, Cancer: Gynecologic
Non-Condition Specific:
Primary Prevention, Screening
Care Setting:
Outpatient Services
National Quality Strategy Priorities:
Health and Well-Being
Actual/Planned Use:
Payment Program, Public Reporting, Quality Improvement (external benchmarking to organizations), Regulatory and Accreditation Programs
Data Source:
Claims, Electronic Health Data, Paper Medical Records
Level of Analysis:
Health Plan
Target Population:
Populations at Risk
Measure Selection Attributes (Learn more):
Highly Prevalent Conditions, Prevention and Population Health
Measure Steward Contact Information:
For additional measure specification information, please contact the Measure Steward.
Organization Name:
National Committee for Quality Assurance
Email Address:
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Measure Disclaimer:
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Current Activity:
Last Updated Date:
Nov 20, 2020
Corresponding Measures:
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