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["Facility Locations": "Ambulatory"]

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains concepts that represent encounters in an ambulatory setting.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) category or attribute related to Encounter.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only relevant concepts associated with care in an ambulatory setting.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes patients who had ambulatory hospice care.

Constrained to codes in the Facility Locations: Ambulatory value set (2.16.840.1.113883.3.464.1003.122.12.1003)

QDM Attribute and Definition (QDM Version 5.5 Guidance Update)


The particular locations in a facility in which the diagnostic study or encounter occurs or occurred. Examples include intensive care units (ICUs), nonICUs, burn critical care unit, neonatal ICU, and respiratory care unit. Each "Encounter, Performed" may have one or more locations. For example, a patient treated in multiple locations during an individual encounter might be expressed as:
  • "Encounter, Performed": Inpatient Admission, facility locations
    • ICU (locationPeriod)
    • Non-ICU Admission (locationPeriod)
    • Rehab (locationPeriod)
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021