Is Cologuard included in the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) quality measures? Why does this matter?
Yes, stool DNA (i.e. Cologuard) is one of the methods permitted as part of the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set* (HEDIS®) quality measure for colon cancer screening. HEDIS is a helpful tool used by more than 90% of health plans in America. The quality measures analyze the performance of healthcare services and care. The data and results are used to make improvements in the healthcare provider's quality of care and service. Third party guidelines and quality measures do not specifically “endorse” commercial products, and inclusion in same does not imply otherwise.