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["Communication, Performed": "Consultant Report"]

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent consultant reports.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category related to Communication.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with written consultant reports.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes reports that are conducted via telephone calls or verbal communication.

Constrained to codes in the Communication, Performed: Consultant Report value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.121.12.1006)

QDM Datatype and Definition (QDM Version 5.4)

"Communication, Performed"

To meet criteria using this datatype, the communication indicated by the Communication QDM category is a conveyance of information from one entity (e.g., person, organization, or device) to another.

The Communication, Performed code represents the reason for the communication (i.e., the subject). The category attribute allows reference to the type, or category, of communication (e.g., notification, request, etc.). In many cases, the eCQM developer may not know the local workflow to address the type of communication; hence, it is listed as an attribute to be used as feasibility allows.


  • sent dateTime – when the communication was sent
  • received dateTime – when the communication was received

Note: Negation Rationale indicates a one-time documentation of a reason an activity is not performed. Negation of QDM datatype-related actions for a reason always use the author dateTime attribute to reference timing and must not use Relevant Period.

QDM Attributes


The time the data element was entered into the clinical software. Note, some datatypes include both Relevant Time and Author dateTime attributes. The purpose is to accommodate Author dateTime if the actual start and stop times are not available when evaluating for feasibility, and also to allow specification of a time for Negation Rationale.


An attribute that indicates one QDM data element fulfills the expecations of another QDM data element.
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021