Last updated: May 17, 2016
|CMS Measure ID:||CMS113v3|
Patients with elective vaginal deliveries or elective cesarean sections at >= 37 and < 39 weeks of gestation completed
|Initial Patient Population:||
Patients age >= 8 years and < 65 admitted to the hospital for inpatient acute care and had a length of stay < 120 days.
Patients delivering newborns with >= 37 and < 39 weeks of gestation completed
Patients with conditions possibly justifying elective delivery prior to 39 weeks gestation
Patients with elective deliveries with medical induction of labor or cesarean section and not in labor.
|Measure Steward:||The Joint Commission|
|Domain:||Effective Clinical Care|
|Next Version:||Elective Delivery|
Decrease in the 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.
Wherever the gestational age is mentioned with relative timing to delivery, the intent is to capture the estimated gestational age on the day of delivery.
Gestational age should be rounded off to the nearest completed week, not the following week. For example, an infant born on the 5th day of the 36th week (35 weeks and 5/7 days) is at a gestational age of 35 weeks, not 36 weeks.