Breast Cancer Screening (BCS)

This HEDIS Measure

Assesses women 50–74 years of age who had at least one mammogram to screen for breast cancer in the past two years.

So What?

Aside from some forms of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, regardless of race or ethnicity.1 Screening can improve outcomes: Early detection reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer and can lead to a greater range of treatment options and lower health care costs.2

Results

BREAST CANCER SCREENING RATE
CommercialMedicaidMedicare
YearHMOPPOHMOHMOPPO
201772.770.258.372.572.2
201672.770.258.972.172.5
201573.269.658.572.771.7
201473.769.958.871.769.1
201374.3 69.557.971.369.1
201270.366.5 51.969.967.5
201170.566.750.468.965.8
201070.867.051.368.565.8
200971.367.152.469.365.5
200870.266.050.868.065.2
200769.164.649.867.364.5
200668.963.549.169.568.6
200572.063.953.971.669.0
200473.4-54.174.0-
200375.3-55.974.0-
200274.9-56.074.5-
200175.5-55.175.3-
200074.5----
199973.4----

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2018. “Breast Cancer Statistics.” http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/statistics/index.htm
  2. American Cancer Society. 2017. “American Cancer Society Recommendations for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer.” https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer/screening-tests-and-early-detection/american-cancer-society-recommendations-for-the-early-detection-of-breast-cancer.html

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