For the Week of May 25, 2015
What quality measures can pathologists report to comply with the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)?
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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