Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category related to Communication, or could be used as a Diagnosis, or as an attribute to represent exam findings.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with mild non-proliferative, moderate non-proliferative, severe non-proliferative, very severe non-proliferative, and proliferative diabetic retinopathy.
Exclusion Criteria: No exclusions.
Constrained to codes in the Communication, Performed: Level of Severity of Retinopathy Findings value set
To meet criteria using this datatype, the communication indicated by the Communication QDM category is a conveyance of information from one entity (e.g., person, organization, or device) to another.
The Communication, Performed code represents the reason for the communication (i.e., the subject). The category attribute allows reference to the type, or category, of communication (e.g., notification, request, etc.). In many cases, the eCQM developer may not know the local workflow to address the type of communication; hence, it is listed as an attribute to be used as feasibility allows.
- sent dateTime – when the communication was sent
- received dateTime – when the communication was received
Note: Negation Rationale indicates a one-time documentation of a reason an activity is not performed. Negation of QDM datatype-related actions for a reason always use the author dateTime attribute to reference timing and must not use Relevant Period.