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 discharge from a nursing facility, including a final examination, instructions for continuing care and preparation of discharge records, prescriptions, and referral forms. Discharge services encounters can be less than or over 30 minutes. This is a grouping of CPT codes.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes discharges from settings other than a nursing facility.
Constrained to codes in the Encounter, Performed: Discharge Services - Nursing Facility value set
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