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Diagnosis: Malabsorption Syndromes

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent a diagnosis of chronic intestinal malabsorption.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category related to Diagnosis.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with diagnosis codes for regional enteritis, ulcerative enterocolitis, celiac disease, tropical sprue, blind loop syndrome, pancreatic steatorrhea, and other specified or unspecified intestinal malabsorption disorders. This is a grouping of ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-CM and SNOMED CT codes.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes diagnoses of specified disorders of the intestine, including fistula of intestine, ulceration of intestine, perforation of intestine, angiodysplasia (with or without hemorrhage), dieulafoy lesion, and vomiting of fecal matter.

Constrained to codes in the Diagnosis: Malabsorption Syndromes value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.199.12.1050)

QDM Datatype and Definition (QDM Version 5.4)


Data elements that meet criteria using this datatype should document the Condition/Diagnosis/Problem and its corresponding value set. The onset dateTime corresponds to the implicit start dateTime of the datatype and the abatement dateTime corresponds to the implicit stop dateTime of the datatype. If the abatement dateTime is not present, then the diagnosis is considered to still be active. When this datatype is used with timing relationships, the criterion is looking for an active diagnosis for the time frame indicated by the timing relationships.

Timing: The Prevalence Period references the time from the onset date to the abatement date.

QDM Attributes

Prevalence Period

Prevalance Period is the time from onset dateTime to abatement dateTime.
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019