Hearing Screening Prior To Hospital Discharge

Last updated: May 4, 2017

CMS Measure ID: CMS31v3
Version: 3
NQF Number: 1354
Measure Description:

This measure assesses the proportion of births that have been screened for hearing loss before hospital discharge.

Initial Patient Population:

All live births discharged during the measurement time period born at a facility

Denominator Statement:

All live births discharged during the measurement time period born at a facility

Denominator Exclusions:

Patient deceased prior to discharge and has not received hearing screening.

Numerator Statement:

All live births during the measurement time period born at a facility and screened for hearing loss prior to discharge, or not being screened due to medical reasons or medical exclusions.

Numerator Exclusions:

Not applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

None

Measure Steward: CDC National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Domain: Effective Clinical Care
Short Name: EHDI_1a
Next Version: Hearing Screening Prior To Hospital Discharge
Measure Score: Proportion
Score Type: Process
Improvement Notation:

An increase in the rate.

Guidance:

The measurement period is one calendar year but the reporting period is jurisdictionally defined.

Specifications

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