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Intervention, Order: Comfort Measures

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
2021
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent care regimes used to define comfort measure care.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category related to Intervention. The intent of this data element is to identify patients receiving comfort measure care.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with SNOMED CT regime and therapy codes for comfort measures, terminal care, dying care and hospice care.
Exclusion Criteria: Exclude diagnosis codes that identify patients with Palliative Care.

Constrained to codes in the Intervention, Order: Comfort Measures value set (1.3.6.1.4.1.33895.1.3.0.45)

QDM Datatype and Definition (QDM Version 5.5 Guidance Update)

Intervention, Order

Data elements that meet criteria using this datatype should document a request to perform the intervention indicated by the QDM category and its corresponding value set.

Timing: The time the order is signed; author dateTime.

Note: negation rationale indicates a one-time documentation of a reason an activity is not performed. Negation of QDM datatype-related actions for a reason always use the author dateTime attribute to reference timing and must not use relevantPeriod.

QDM Attributes

Author dateTime

The time the data element was entered into the clinical software. Note, some datatypes include both relevant dateTime and author dateTime attributes. When both are present, author dateTime is included to accommodate negation rationale.

The author dateTime addresses when an activity is documented. Documentation can occur at the beginning, during, at the end, or subsequent to the end of the activity. The author dateTime should be used only if the relevantPeriod cannot be obtained or to represent the time negation rationale is documented.

Note: negation rationale indicates a one-time documentation of a reason an activity is not performed. Negation of QDM datatype related actions for a reason always use the author dateTime attribute to reference timing and must not use relevantPeriod.

Last Updated: Jun 08, 2020