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Encounter, Performed: Emergency Department Visit

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
2019
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent procedures representing an emergency department encounter.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category related to Encounter. The intent of this data element is to identify patients who have had an emergency department encounter.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with an emergency department visit encounter using the SNOMED CT code system.
Exclusion Criteria: No exclusions.

Constrained to codes in the Encounter, Performed: Emergency Department Visit value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.117.1.7.1.292)

QDM Datatype and Definition (QDM Version 5.3)
Encounter, Performed

Data elements that meet criteria using this datatype should document that the encounter indicated by the QDM category and its corresponding value set is in progress or has been completed.

Timing: The Relevant Period addresses:

  • startTime – the time the encounter began (admission time)
  • stopTime – the time the encounter ended (discharge time)

The Author dateTime addresses when an Encounter is documented. Documentation can occur at the beginning, during, at the end or subsequent to the end of an Encounter. The Author dateTime should be used only if the Relevant Period cannot be obtained.

The Location Period is an attribute of the attribute facility location addresses:

  • startTime - the time the patient arrived at the location;
  • stopTime - the time the patient departed from the location

 

QDM Attributes

Admission Source

The location from which the patient was admitted (e.g., physician referral, facility from which the patient was transferred).

Discharge Disposition

The disposition or location to which the patient is transferred at the time of hospital discharge.

Principal Diagnosis

The coded diagnosis/problem established after study to be chiefly responsible for occasioning the admission of the patient to the hospital for care.

Relevant Period

Relevant Period addresses the time between the start of an action to the end of an action. Each datatype using relevant period defines specific definitions for the start and stop time for the action listed.
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019