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["Physical Exam, Performed": "Height"]

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
2020
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent a patient's height has been measured or observed.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) datatype related to Physical Exam, Performed.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with identifying if a patient's height has been measured or observed. This is a grouping of LOINC codes.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes codes that are expressed as a percentile, stated by a patient, post-partum or estimated.

Constrained to codes in the Physical Exam, Performed: Height value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.121.12.1014)

QDM Datatype and Definition (QDM Version 5.4)

"Physical Exam, Performed"

Data elements that meet criteria using this datatype should document the completion of the physical exam indicated by the QDM category and its corresponding value set.

Timing: The Relevant Period addresses:

  • startTime – the time the physical examination activity begins
  • stopTime – the time the physical examination activity ends

NOTE - timing refers to a single instance of a physical examination activity. If a measure seeks to evaluate multiple physical examination activities over a period of time, the measure developer should use CQL logic to represent the query request.

QDM Attributes

relevantPeriod

Relevant Period addresses the time between the start of an action to the end of an action. Each datatype using relevant period defines specific definitions for the start and stop time for the action listed.

result

The final consequences or data collected from the datatype. Results can be used in four ways, to express: (1) That a result is present in the electronic record but any entry is acceptable. (2) A numerical result is reported directly as a value. Values may be integers or decimal numbers without units, or as a quantity with a value and units. Examples: 100 mg/dL for a lab test, 140 mmHg for blood pressure, as a percentage (actually a quantity with % as units), as a ratio (e.g., 1:4, 1:80). (3) A result that matches one of a specific set of coded concepts in a value set or a code that matches a direct reference code. (4) A result as a dateTime (Assessment, Performed and components). Note: Measures use Clinical Quality Language (CQL) logic to express the mathematical operators to constrain desired results to those above or below a certain threshold.
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021