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Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter

eCQMs for 2022 Reporting Period

General eCQM Information

CMS Measure ID CMS71v11
Short Name STK-3
NQF Number Not Applicable
Measure Description

Ischemic stroke patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter who are prescribed or continuing to take anticoagulation therapy at hospital discharge

Initial Population Inpatient hospitalizations for patients age 18 and older, discharged from inpatient care (non-elective admissions) with a principal diagnosis of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke and a length of stay less than or equal to 120 days that ends during measurement period
Denominator Statement

Inpatient hospitalizations for patients with a principal diagnosis of ischemic stroke, and a history of atrial ablation, or current or history of atrial fibrillation/flutter

Denominator Exclusions

Inpatient hospitalizations for patients admitted for elective carotid intervention. This exclusion is implicitly modeled by only including non-elective hospitalizations

Inpatient hospitalizations for patients discharged to another hospital

Inpatient hospitalizations for patients who left against medical advice

Inpatient hospitalizations for patients who expired

Inpatient hospitalizations for patients discharged to home for hospice care

Inpatient hospitalizations for patients discharged to a health care facility for hospice care

Inpatient hospitalizations for patients with comfort measures documented

Numerator Statement

Inpatient hospitalizations for patients prescribed or continuing to take anticoagulation therapy at hospital discharge

Numerator Exclusions

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions

Inpatient hospitalizations for patients with a documented reason for not prescribing anticoagulation therapy at discharge

Measure Steward The Joint Commission
Measure Scoring Proportion
Measure Type Process
Improvement Notation

Improvement noted as an increase in rate

Guidance

The "Non-elective Inpatient Encounter" value set intends to capture all non-scheduled hospitalizations. This value set is a subset of the "Inpatient Encounter" value set, excluding concepts that specifically refer to elective hospital admissions. Non-elective Inpatient Encounters include emergency, urgent, and unplanned admissions.

The "Medication, Discharge" datatype refers to the discharge medication list and is intended to express medications ordered for post-discharge use.

This eCQM is an episode-based measure. An episode is defined as each inpatient hospitalization or encounter that ends during the measurement period.

This version of the eCQM uses QDM version 5.5. Please refer to the eCQI resource center (https://ecqi.healthit.gov/qdm) for more information on the QDM.

Meaningful Measure Preventive Care
Previous Version

Release Notes

Header

  • Updated the eCQM version number.

    Measure Section: eCQM Version Number

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Updated copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Added clarifying language to the guidance section of episode-based measures to define the episode.

    Measure Section: Guidance

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Logic

  • Updated Global.'Inpatient Encounter' definition by adding 'day of' to ensure all cases within the measurement period are captured and evaluated in the initial population.

    Measure Section: Definitions

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated the version number of the Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) Global Common Functions Library (MATGlobalCommonFunctions-6.2.000). Updated the 'Inpatient Encounter' definition to include a 'day of' timing clarification. Added the following timing functions: Normalize Interval, Has Start, Has End, Latest, Latest Of, Earliest, and Earliest Of. Please see individual measure details for application of specific timing functions.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Added new NormalizeInterval function to timing attributes to decrease implementation burden due to variable use of timing attributes for select QDM data types. The NormalizeInterval function was applied, where applicable, for the following data elements: Assessment, Performed; Device, Applied; Diagnostic Study, Performed; Intervention, Performed; Laboratory Test, Performed; Medication, Administered; Medication, Dispensed; Physical Exam, Performed; Procedure, Performed; Substance, Administered.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Standards Update

  • Updated TJC_Overall CQL Library to version 5.2.000.

    Measure Section: Multiple Sections

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021