Chemotherapy Measure (OP-35)

The following links provide resources and additional information about the Chemotherapy Measure:

  • Fact Sheet, PDF-333 KB (Updated 09/28/18) - Includes a general overview of the measure, briefly describes its development and purpose, and links to QualityNet resources and inboxes for questions.
  • Frequently Asked Questions, PDF-449 KB (Updated 09/28/18) – A list of frequently asked questions and responses including both general questions related to measure dry run processes and measure specification questions.
  • 2018 Chemotherapy Measure Updates and Specifications Report, PDF-907 KB (09/28/18) - A report describing the background and rationale for measure development, the approach to risk model development and testing, and detailed measure specifications. This report describes the measure methodology for the 2018 performance period (2020 payment determination and public reporting).
    • 2018 Chemotherapy Measure Data Dictionary, XLSX-1.4 MB (04/08/19) - Contains the codes used to identify the measure denominator, exclusions, numerator, and risk factors, as well as risk adjustment model weights. Shows the assignment of ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes to condition categories (CCs) used to adjust for patient risk factors in the Chemotherapy measure.

Previous years’ resources can be found on the Archived Resources page.

Questions and Comments

Please submit questions about the outpatient Chemotherapy measure to the Outpatient Question and Answer tool. To ensure proper handling of inquiries, please reference the hospital’s CMS Certification Number (CCN). Do NOT email your CDR or FSR nor submit patient-identifiable information (e.g., Date of Birth, Social Security Number, Health Insurance Claim Number, dates, procedure codes) to this address. Sending screenshots and/or describing a patient listed in your FSR is considered Protected Health Information (PHI).

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