Quality Measure Implementation Guide (STU4)
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Quality Measure Implementation Guide (STU4), published by Clinical Quality Information WG. This is not an authorized publication; it is the continuous build for version 4.0.0-ballot). This version is based on the current content of https://github.com/HL7/cqf-measures/ and changes regularly. See the Directory of published versions

Example Measure: EXM124 - Cervical Cancer Screening

Active as of 2022-02-22
Id: measure-exm124-FHIR
Url: http://hl7.org/fhir/us/cqfmeasures/Measure/measure-exm124-FHIR
Version: 9.0.000

value: 124


value: 309

Name: EXM124
Title: EXM124 - Cervical Cancer Screening
Status: active
Experimental: true

system: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/measure-scoring

code: proportion

display: Proportion

Improvement Notation:

system: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/measure-improvement-notation

code: increase

display: Increased score indicates improvement


system: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/measure-type

code: process

Date: 2022-02-22
Publisher: Clinical Quality Information WG

Percentage of women 21-64 years of age who were screened for cervical cancer using either of the following criteria:

  • Women age 21-64 who had cervical cytology performed every 3 years
  • Women age 30-64 who had cervical cytology/human papillomavirus (HPV) co-testing performed every 5 years
Supplemental Data:
SDE Ethnicity http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/measure-data-usage
SDE Payer http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/measure-data-usage
SDE Race http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/measure-data-usage
SDE Sex http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/measure-data-usage
Use Context:
Jurisdiction: US
Topic: 57024-2

Women 23-64 years of age with a visit during the measurement period


This Physician Performance Measure (Measure) and related data specifications were developed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA is not responsible for any use of the Measure. NCQA makes no representations, warranties, or endorsement about the quality of any organization or physician that uses or reports performance measures and NCQA has no liability to anyone who relies on such measures or specifications. NCQA holds a copyright in the Measure. The Measure can be reproduced and distributed, without modification, for noncommercial purposes (eg, use by healthcare providers in connection with their practices) without obtaining approval from NCQA. Commercial use is defined as the sale, licensing, or distribution of the Measure for commercial gain, or incorporation of the Measure into a product or service that is sold, licensed or distributed for commercial gain. All commercial uses or requests for modification must be approved by NCQA and are subject to a license at the discretion of NCQA. (C) 2012-2017 National Committee for Quality Assurance. All Rights Reserved. Limited proprietary coding is contained in the Measure specifications for user convenience. Users of proprietary code sets should obtain all necessary licenses from the owners of the code sets. NCQA disclaims all liability for use or accuracy of any third party codes contained in the specifications. CPT(R) contained in the Measure specifications is copyright 2004-2017 American Medical Association. LOINC(R) copyright 2004-2017 Regenstrief Institute, Inc. This material contains SNOMED Clinical Terms(R) (SNOMED CT[R] ) copyright 2004-2017 International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation. ICD-10 copyright 2017 World Health Organization. All Rights Reserved.


The performance Measure is not a clinical guideline and does not establish a standard of medical care, and has not been tested for all potential applications. THE MEASURE AND SPECIFICATIONS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. Due to technical limitations, registered trademarks are indicated by (R) or [R] and unregistered trademarks are indicated by (TM) or [TM].

Approval Date: 2016-01-01
Last Review Date: 2016-09-01
Effective Period: 2018-01-01..2018-12-31

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