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Breast Cancer Quality Screening and Treatment Initiative Advisory Board 

The Breast Cancer Quality Screening and Treatment Initiative (BCQSTI) is a joint project of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the Department of Public Health. To help ensure that women in all communities have access to high quality mammograms and breast cancer information, the State has appointed the Breast Cancer Quality Screening and Treatment Board. 

The mission of the Board will be to work with the Medicaid Program and the Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP) to: 

  1. Identify gaps in screening/diagnostic mammogram services throughout the state;
  2. Recommend the availability and use of digital mammography;
  3. Recommend common quality standards for Medicaid, IBCCP and healthcare providers, regardless of payer;
  4. Recommend best practices for effective outreach to reduce racial disparities in breast cancer mortality; and
  5. Monitor the navigation pilot projects being established.