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["Facility Locations": "Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)"]

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent neonatal intensive care units (NICU).
Data Element Scope: This value set may use Quality Data Model (QDM) datatype related to Encounter, Performed, or attribute related to Location. The intent of this data element is to identify patients in intensive care units.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with neonatal intensive care units (NICU). This is a grouping of HSLOC and SNOMEDCT codes.
Exclusion Criteria: No exclusions.

Constrained to codes in the Facility Locations: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) value set (2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1029.205)

QDM Attribute and Definition (QDM Version 5.4)


The particular locations in a facility in which the diagnostic study or encounter occurs or occurred. Examples include, but are not limited to, intensive care units (ICUs), non- ICUs, burn critical-care unit, neonatal ICU, and respiratory-care unit. Each Encounter, Performed may have 1 or more locations. For example, a patient treated in multiple locations during an individual encounter might be expressed as: Encounter, Performed: Inpatient Admission, ICU (location period), Non-ICU Admission (location period), Rehab (location period). Facility Locations (plural) is used for Encounter, Performed since there may be more than one facility location used in any given encounter.
eCQMs using this data element:
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021