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Diagnoses: Major Depressive Disorder Active

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent major depressive disorders that are active.
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 major depressive disorder diagnoses.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes major depressive disorders in remission.

Constrained to codes in the Diagnoses: Major Depressive Disorder Active value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.1491)

QDM Attribute and Definition (QDM Version 5.3)


Coded diagnoses/problems addressed during the encounter. The diagnoses attribute is intended to capture ALL diagnoses, including principal diagnosis. Use of the Encounter, Performed: diagnoses attribute and the Diagnosis datatype is redundant for relating the diagnosis to the Encounter, Performed. The Encounter, Performed: diagnoses syntax is preferred. Referencing the same diagnosis using Encounter, Performed (diagnoses attribute) and Diagnosis (datatype) should only occur if the measure must define a specified length of a prevalence period, e.g., the measure must assure that the diagnoses have been present for at least some defined time period before the encounter, and were addressed during the Encounter.
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019