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["Diagnostic Study, Order": "X-Ray Study (all inclusive)"]

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent any radiology study involving x-rays.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category related to Diagnostic Study.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with tests such as computerized tomography, x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging or radiofrequency testing. This is a grouping of LOINC codes.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes codes that indicate that this test was ordered only, and not necessarily performed.

Constrained to codes in the Diagnostic Study, Order: X-Ray Study (all inclusive) value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.198.12.1034)

QDM Datatype and Definition (QDM Version 5.4)

"Diagnostic Study, Order"

Data elements that meet criteria using this datatype should document a request by a clinician or appropriately licensed care provider to an appropriate provider or organization to perform the diagnostic study indicated by the QDM category and its corresponding value set. The request may be in the form of a consultation or a direct order to the organization that performs the diagnostic study. Diagnostic studies are those that are not performed in the clinical laboratory. Such studies include but are not limited to imaging studies, cardiology studies (electrocardiogram, treadmill stress testing), pulmonary function testing, vascular laboratory testing, and others.

Timing: The time the order is signed; Author dateTime.

eCQMs using this data element:
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.
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021