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Laboratory

For the Week of May 25, 2015

Question:

What quality measures can pathologists report to comply with the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)? 

Answer:

According to the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and other pathology associations, pathologists have the five quality measures listed below to satisfy the PQRS reporting requirements.

Measure Number Measure Title Description 
99 Breast cancer resection pathology reporting pT category (primary tumor) and pN category (regional lymph nodes) with histologic grade 
100 Colorectal cancer resection pathology reporting pT category (primary tumor) and pN category (regional lymph nodes) with histologic grade 
249 Barrett’s esophagus Esophageal biopsies with a diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus that also include a statement on dysplasia 
250 Radical prostatectomy pathology reporting  Reports include the pT category, the pN category, the Gleason score and a statement about margin status 
251 Immunohistochemical (IHC) evaluation of HER2 for breast cancer patients Quantitative HER2 evaluation by IHC uses the system recommended by the American Society of Clinical Oncology and CAP guidelines

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