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["Physical Exam, Performed": "Body weight"]

Performance/Reporting Period
Value Set Description from VSAC
Clinical Focus: This value set contains codes for lab tests that represent the result of measurement or observation of body weight.
Data Element Scope: This value set may use the Quality Data Model (QDM) datatype Physical Exam, Finding. The intent of this data element is to identify patients who have had an observation or measurement of their body weight.
Inclusion Criteria: Includes only codes that represent a measurement or observation of a person's body weight in LOINC.
Exclusion Criteria: Excludes any codes or concepts which do not represent body weight as defined in the inclusion criteria.

Constrained to codes in the Physical Exam, Performed: Body weight value set (2.16.840.1.113762.1.4.1045.159)

QDM Datatype and Definition (QDM Version 5.5 Guidance Update)

"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.


  • relevant dateTime references the time the physical exam is performed when the physical exam occurs at a single point in time.
  • relevantPeriod references a start and stop time for a physical exam that occurs over a time interval. relevantPeriod addresses:
    • startTime - The time the physical exam begins.
    • stopTime - The time the physical exam ends.
  • author dateTime references the time the action was recorded.
  • Refer to the eCQM expression to determine allowable timings to meet measure criteria.


  • 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.
  • negation rationale indicates a one-time documentation of a reason an activity is not performed. Negation of QDM datatype-related actions for a reason always use the author dateTime attribute to reference timing and must not use relevantPeriod.
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021