Question:

How has quality measure Q397 been revised?

Answer:

The current measure description reads: “Pathology reports for primary malignant cutaneous melanoma that include the pT category and a statement on thickness and ulceration and for pT1, mitotic rate.”

CMS revised the measure slightly and deleted pT1 from the description.

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