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Encounter, Performed: Emergency Department Visit 1

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent patients who have had an interaction with a member of their medical care team in the emergency department.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) datatype related to Encounter, Performed.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with care provided to new and established patients in the emergency department. This is a value set grouping that includes CPT and SNOMED CT codes.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes services not performed in the emergency department, including critical care and observation services.

Constrained to codes in the Encounter, Performed: Emergency Department Visit 1 value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.101.12.1010)

QDM Datatype and Definition (QDM Version 5.3)

Encounter, Performed

Data elements that meet criteria using this datatype should document that the encounter indicated by the QDM category and its corresponding value set is in progress or has been completed.

Timing: The Relevant Period addresses:

  • startTime – the time the encounter began (admission time)
  • stopTime – the time the encounter ended (discharge time)

The Author dateTime addresses when an Encounter is documented. Documentation can occur at the beginning, during, at the end or subsequent to the end of an Encounter. The Author dateTime should be used only if the Relevant Period cannot be obtained.

The Location Period is an attribute of the attribute facility location addresses:

  • startTime - the time the patient arrived at the location;
  • stopTime - the time the patient departed from the location
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019