NCQA releases 2017 CRC HEDIS measure
On October 3rd, 2016, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) released the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) 2017 Technical Specifications Update, which includes changes to the colorectal cancer screening measure.
The changes include the addition of CT colonography and stool DNA testing in response to the June 2016 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force release of an updated colorectal cancer screening recommendation. The changes also include new wording that clarifies there are “two types of FOBT tests: guaiac (gFOBT) and immunochemical (FIT).” View these and other changes in the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) 2017 Technical Specifications Update.
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