|Measure Type||High Priority Measure?||Collection Type(s)|
|Process||yes||Medicare Part B Claims, MIPS CQM|
Pathology reports based on lung biopsy and/or cytology specimens with a diagnosis of primary non-small cell lung cancer classified into specific histologic type following the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) guidance or classified as non-small cell lung cancer not otherwise specified (NSCLC-NOS) with an explanation included in the pathology report.
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This measure is to be submitted each time a patient’s pathology report addresses specimens with a diagnosis of non- small cell lung cancer; however, only one quality-data code (QDC) per date of service for a patient is required. This measure may be submitted by Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who perform the quality actions described in the measure based on the services provided and the measure-specific denominator coding.
Measure Submission Type:
Measure data may be submitted by individual MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, or third party intermediaries. The listed denominator criteria are used to identify the intended patient population. The numerator options included in this specification are used to submit the quality actions as allowed by the measure. The quality-data codes listed do not need to be submitted by MIPS eligible clinicians, groups, or third party intermediaries that utilize this modality for submissions; however, these codes may be submitted for those third party intermediaries that utilize Medicare Part B claims data. For more information regarding Application Programming Interface (API), please refer to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) website.
Lung biopsy and cytology specimen reports with a diagnosis of primary non-small cell lung cancer
Denominator Criteria (Eligible Cases):
Patients ≥ 18 years of age on date of encounter
Diagnosis for lung cancer (ICD-10-CM): C34.00, C34.01, C34.02, C34.10, C34.11, C34.12, C34.2, C34.30, C34.31, C34.32, C34.80, C34.81, C34.82, C34.90, C34.91, C34.92
Patient encounter during performance period (CPT): 88104, 88108, 88112, 88173, 88305
Telehealth Modifier: GQ, GT, 95, POS 02
Specimen sites other than anatomic location of lung or is not classified as primary non-small cell lung cancer: G9420
Lung biopsy and cytology specimen reports with a diagnosis of primary non-small cell lung cancer classified into specific histologic type following IASLC guidance (see below) (including but not limited to squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma) OR classified as NSCLC-NOS with an explanation included in the pathology report
IASLC Guidance: The IASLC recommends the following regarding terminology for small biopsy and cytology specimens:
1. Do not use the term “large cell carcinoma”
2. Do not use the term “AIS (adenocarcinoma in situ)” or “MIA (minimally invasive adenocarcinoma)” — if a noninvasive pattern is present in a small biopsy, the term “lepidic growth” should be used instead
3. Do not use the term “BAC (bronchioloalveolar carcinoma)”
All three recommendations must be followed in order for a case to be considered Met (ie if any one of these terms is present, the case is Not Met)
Primary non-small cell lung cancer lung biopsy and cytology specimen report documents classification into specific histologic type following IASLC guidance OR classified as NSCLC- NOS with an explanation (G9418)
Documentation of medical reason(s) for not including the histological type OR NSCLC-NOS classification with an explanation (e.g. Specimen insufficient or non-diagnostic, specimen does not contain cancer, or other documented medical reasons) (G9419)
Performance Not Met:
Primary non-small cell lung cancer lung biopsy and cytology specimen report does not document classification into specific histologic type OR histologic type does not follow IASLC guidance OR is classified as NSCLC-NOS but without an explanation (G9421)