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["Diagnosis": "Morbid Obesity"]

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This set of values focuses on morbid obesity codes.
Data Element Scope: The intent of this data element is to identify morbid obesity and BMI's reflective of morbid obesity.
Inclusion Criteria: Morbid obesity
Exclusion Criteria: None

Constrained to codes in the Diagnosis: Morbid Obesity value set (2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1164.65)

QDM Datatype and Definition (QDM Version 5.4)


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


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.


Prevalance Period is the time from onset dateTime to abatement dateTime.
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021