Stroke Education

Last updated: October 25, 2017

CMS Measure ID: CMS107v6
Version: 6
NQF Number: None
Measure Description:

Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients or their caregivers who were given educational materials during the hospital stay addressing all of the following: activation of emergency medical system, need for follow-up after discharge, medications prescribed at discharge, risk factors for stroke, and warning signs and symptoms of stroke

Initial Patient Population:

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 the measurement period

Denominator Statement:

Ischemic stroke or hemorrhagic stroke patients discharged to home, home care, or court/law enforcement

Denominator Exclusions:

Patients with comfort measures documented

Numerator Statement:

Ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke patients with written documentation that they or their caregivers were given educational material addressing all of the following:

1. Activation of emergency medical system

2. Follow-up after discharge

3. Medications prescribed at discharge

4. Risk factors for stroke

5. Warning signs and symptoms of stroke

Numerator Exclusions:

Not Applicable

Denominator Exceptions:

None

Measure Steward: The Joint Commission
Short Name: Stroke8
Previous Version: Stroke Education
Improvement Notation:

Improvement noted as an increase in rate

Guidance:

Written information given to the patient is required to address each and every one of the educational components. These components are modeled in the population criteria and data criteria as communication from provider to patient :activation of emergency medical system, follow-up after discharge, medications prescribed at discharge, risk factors and signs and symptoms, and are intended to be specific to stroke.

The Non-elective admissions 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 admissions include emergency, urgent and unplanned admissions.

Specifications

Release Notes

Header

  • Incremented eMeasure Version number.

    Measure Section: eMeasure Version number

    Source of Change: Measure Lead

  • Updated Copyright.

    Measure Section: Copyright

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Added 'ends during the measurement period' to the Initial Population narrative statement to better align with measure logic.

    Measure Section: Initial Population

    Source of Change: JIRA (CQM-2520)

Value Set

The VSAC is the source of truth for the value set content, please visit the VSAC for downloads of current value sets.

  • Value set Patient Refusal (2.16.840.1.113883.3.117.1.7.1.93): Added 3 SNOMEDCT codes (183946001, 183956002, 609589008).

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Hemorrhagic Stroke (2.16.840.1.113883.3.117.1.7.1.212): Deleted 2 ICD9CM codes (430, 431).

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

  • Value set Ischemic Stroke (2.16.840.1.113883.3.117.1.7.1.247): Deleted 12 ICD9CM codes.

    Measure Section: QDM Data Elements

    Source of Change: Annual Update

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