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Result: Negative Finding

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent a negative finding.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) attribute related to Result.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with identifying a negative finding for an exam.
Exclusion Criteria: No exclusions.

Constrained to codes in the Result: Negative Finding value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.195.12.1002)

QDM Attribute and Definition (QDM Version 5.3)


The final consequences or data collected from the datatype. Results can be used in four ways, to express: (1) That a result is present in the electronic record but any entry is acceptable. (2) A numerical result is reported directly as a value. Values may be integers or decimal numbers without units, or as a quantity with a value and units. Examples: 100 mg/dL for a lab test, 140 mmHg for blood pressure, as a percentage (actually a quantity with % as units), as a ratio (e.g., 1:4, 1:80). (3) A result that matches one of a specific set of coded concepts in a value set or a code that matches a direct reference code. (4) A result as a dateTime (Assessment, Performed and components). Note: Measures use Clinical Quality Language (CQL) logic to express the mathematical operators to constrain desired results to those above or below a certain threshold.
eCQMs using this data element:
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2019