Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) datatype related to Encounter, Performed.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with outpatient contact and office visits in which a patient may be evaluated for depression. This groups CPT and HCPCS codes.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes inpatients for purposes of the index event. The majority of CPT codes are specified for outpatient visit types; however psychiatry and psychotherapy visits can be used in the inpatient setting.
Constrained to codes in the Encounter, Performed: Contact or Office Visit value set
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