Remind your eligible patients to get regular mammograms
One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. You play an integral role in early detection by recommending regular screenings to your patients. Early detection through regular screening is key to a better outcome for your patients.
The Breast Cancer Screening (BCS) HEDIS® star measure assesses female patients ages 50–74 who had a mammogram to screen for breast cancer in the past two years.
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) now allows patients to be excluded from the measure due to advanced illness and frailty. They acknowledge that measured services most likely would not benefit patients who are in declining health.
Read the Breast cancer screening tip sheet to learn more about this measure, including information to include in medical records, codes to include on patient claims to exclude for mastectomy and tips for talking with patients.
Healthcare Effectiveness Data Information Set. HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).