Last updated: May 17, 2016
|CMS Measure ID:||CMS71v4|
Ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter who are prescribed anticoagulation therapy at hospital discharge.
|Initial Patient Population:||
Patients age 18 and older discharged from inpatient care (non-elective admissions) with a principal diagnosis of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke and a length of stay less than or equal to 120 days.
Patients with a principal diagnosis of ischemic stroke and current or history of atrial fibrillation/flutter.
Patients prescribed anticoagulation therapy at hospital discharge.
Patients with a documented reason for not prescribing anticoagulation therapy
|Measure Steward:||The Joint Commission|
|Domain:||Effective Clinical Care|
|Next Version:||Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter|
An increase in rate
The unit of measurement for this measure is an inpatient episode of care. Each distinct hospitalization should be reported, regardless of whether the same patient is admitted for inpatient care more than once during the measurement period. In addition, the eMeasure logic intends to represent events within or surrounding a single occurrence of an inpatient hospitalization.
The Non-elective Inpatient Encounter value set intends to capture all non-scheduled hospitalizations. This value set is a subset of the Inpatient encounter value set, excluding concepts that specifically refer to elective hospital admissions. Non-elective admissions include emergency, urgent and unplanned admissions, including patients admitted for observation.