Cologuard is recommended by major CRC screening guidelines and included in quality measures
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS)®*9
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) includes Cologuard within its HEDIS®* quality measures with 3 years of credit9
*Stool DNA (i.e. Cologuard) is one of the methods permitted as part of NCQA’s HEDIS® quality measures for colon cancer screening. Third party guidelines and quality measures do not specifically “endorse” commercial products, and inclusion in same does not imply otherwise.
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