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Diagnosis: Heart Failure

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent a diagnosis of heart failure.
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 a diagnosis of heart failure.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes chronic and acute right-sided heart failure, right heart failure, right ventricular failure, cardiac insufficiency due to prosthesis and following cardiac surgery, or pulmonale.

Constrained to codes in the Diagnosis: Heart Failure value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.526.3.376)

QDM Datatype and Definition (QDM Version 5.3)


Data elements that meet criteria using this datatype should document the Condition/Diagnosis/Problem and its corresponding value set. The onset dateTime corresponds to the implicit start dateTime of the datatype and the abatement dateTime corresponds to the implicit stop dateTime of the datatype. If the abatement dateTime is not present, then the diagnosis is considered to still be active. When this datatype is used with timing relationships, the criterion is looking for an active diagnosis for the time frame indicated by the timing relationships.

Timing: The Prevalence Period references the time from the onset date to the abatement date.

QDM Attributes

Prevalence Period

Prevalance Period is the time from onset dateTime to abatement dateTime.
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019