Semi-annually, the Pennsylvania Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (PA-BCCEDP) submits a file to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that captures cumulative data on the program’s breast and cervical cancer screenings from the date the program began.
The PA-BCCEDP has been operational since 1994 and now has over 170,000 breast and cervical screening records. CDC requires the data file to have less than a 1% error rate and Pennsylvania’s edit rate has always been less than 0.1%.
Thanks to the diligence of PA-BCCEDP contractors and their providers in submitting accurate data, the program’s edit rate for the October 2020 reporting period is <0.1% and 0% for the recent 5 years --meaning not a single error. PA-BCCEDP thanks its providers for the great work and making the program look stellar to CDC.
PA-BCCEDP helps low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women gain access to timely breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic, and treatment services. NBCCEDP also provides patient navigation services to help women overcome barriers and get timely access to quality care. For program details please visit: PA-BCCEDP.