This HEDIS® measure evaluates the percentage of members’ age 50 to 75 who had appropriate screening for colorectal cancer.


Record your efforts

Document (date and result) one or more of these screenings:

  • Colonoscopy during measurement year or nine years prior
  • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT) during measurement year
  • CT colonography during measurement year or four years prior
  • Fecal immunochemical test (FIT)-DNA test during measurement year or two years prior
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy during measurement year or four years prior



  • Diagnosis of colorectal cancer
  • Total colectomy
  • Members who receive palliative care


Need help getting your patients screened for colorectal cancer?

As an option, participating providers can order FIT kits through Quest Diagnostics.®* Quest will ship InSure® ONE™ FIT kits directly to your practice. To order:

  • Online, use the Quest Quanum® Lab Services Manager. Create an account at
  • Via phone, call 1-866-MY-QUEST and state supplies for assistance.


Quest will ship the kits to your practice at no cost, based on usage and test completion.


HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).


* Quest Diagnostics is an independent company providing ectal cancer screening materials on behalf of Empire BlueCross BlueShield HealthPlus.


NYEPEC-2597-20 December 2020


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February 2021 Empire Provider News