Skip to main content

 

Kareo Help Center

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Percentage of patients 50 through 75 years of age who had appropriate screening for colorectal cancer.

 

Denominator:    Patients 50-75 years of age with a visit during the measurement period.

  • Patient’s age is calculated based on the patient’s Date of Birth, which is entered when you created the patient’s account.

 

Denominator Exceptions

  • If Malignant Neoplasm of Colon is documented in the Problem List, with a Start Date, these patients will be excluded from the numerator.
  • If Total Colectomy is documented in Procedures/Hospitalizations, these patients will be excluded from the denominator.

 

Numerator:  Patients with one or more screening for colorectal cancer.

  • Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) is ordered in Labs/Studies.
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy is documented under Procedures/Hospitalizations with a date that is during the reporting period or within the four years prior to the reporting end date.
  • Colonoscopy is documented under Procedures/Hospitalizations with a date that is during the reporting period or within the nine years prior to the reporting end date.

 

Office Visit Documentation:

  • Create a Note detailing the patient’s office visit.  See Create a Note.
  • Make sure to include an E&M code under “Procedure Codes” on the Superbill.  See Create a Superbill.
  • Sign the Note.  See Sign Notes.  Once the note is signed, the measure will be added to the Quality Report
  • Was this article helpful?