Top 10 states with highest follow-up interval for colonoscopy rates

In 2014, the average national rate of patients receiving appropriate follow-up interval for normal colonoscopy in average risk patients was 78.38, according to CMS' 2014 Ambulatory Surgical Center Quality Reporting Program results.

The ASC-9 measure — appropriate follow-up interval for normal colonoscopy in average risk patients — is described as the percentage of patients, aged 50 to 75 years, receiving a screening colonoscopy without biopsy or polypectomy who had a recommended follow-up interval of at least 10 years for repeat colonoscopy documented in their colonoscopy report.

Here are the top 10 states with highest rates of the ASC-9 measure:

•    Montana: 97.11
•    New Mexico: 96.39
•    Iowa: 95
•    Missouri: 92.42
•    South Dakota: 91.50
•    Kansas: 90.41
•    Washington: 89.37
•    North Carolina: 88.25
•    Wisconsin: 88.11
•    Minnesota: 88.05

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