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Principal Diagnosis: Ischemic Stroke

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set grouping contains concepts that represent patients who have had a stroke caused by ischemia, where the blood supply is restricted to an area of the brain by something like thrombosis or an embolism.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category or attribute related to Diagnosis. The intent of this data element is to identify patients who have a diagnosis of ischemic stroke, or stroke caused by ischemia.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with a diagnosis of ischemic stroke, or stroke caused by ischemia. This is a grouping of ICD-10-CM and SNOMED CT codes and concepts.
Exclusion Criteria: No exclusions.

Constrained to codes in the Principal Diagnosis: Ischemic Stroke value set (2.16.840.1.113883.

QDM Attribute and Definition (QDM Version 5.3)
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.
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019