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Diagnosis: Depression Diagnosis

eCQM Data Element

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent a current diagnosis of a depressed state or actual depressive disorder whether recurrent, chronic, or diagnosed as moderate, major, or severe.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category or attribute related to Diagnosis.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with depression diagnoses as well as depression as indicated as depressed mood or features, a single episode, or type of psychosis, or a reaction as related to depression.
Exclusion Criteria: No exclusions.

Constrained to codes in the Diagnosis: Depression Diagnosis value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.600.145)

QDM Datatype and Definition (QDM Version 5.5 Guidance Update)


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 prevalencePeriod references the time from the onset date to the abatement date.

QDM Attributes

Prevalence Period

Prevalance Period is the time from onset dateTime to abatement dateTime.
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2020