Last updated: May 17, 2016
|CMS Measure ID:||CMS114v3|
This measure assesses the number of patients diagnosed with confirmed VTE during hospitalization (not present at admission) who did not receive VTE prophylaxis between hospital admission and the day before the VTE diagnostic testing order date.
|Initial Patient Population:||
Patients age 18 and older discharged from hospital inpatient acute care with a diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE)and a length of stay less than or equal to 120 days.
Patients who developed VTE confirmed by a diagnostic test during hospitalization.
Patients who received no VTE prophylaxis prior to the VTE diagnostic test order date.
|Measure Steward:||The Joint Commission|
|Next Version:||Incidence of Potentially-Preventable Venous Thromboembolism|
A 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.
When low dose unfractionated heparin is not administered due to medical reasons, the intended administration route is subcutaneous.
The construct of Unfractionated Heparin (route: 'Intravenous route') intends to capture continually infused heparin rather than heparin flushes or pushes.