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A QDM attribute provides specific detail about a QDM datatype.

Performance/Reporting Period
QDM Definition (QDM Version 5.5 Guidance Update):

Rank defines a position in a hierarchy for diagnoses or procedures. It replaces ordinality previously assigned to "Procedure, Performed", "Procedure, Order", and "Procedure, Recommended". ordinality does not align with any FHIR resources; it does align with definitions for FHIR encounter.diagnosis. Thus, the concept fits best consistently across QDM for the concept of principal for encounter diagnosis and for procedure.

The thought process or justification for the datatype. In some measures, specific treatments are acceptable inclusion criteria only if a justified reason is present. Each of these measures uses a value set (often, but not exclusively, using SNOMED CT) to express acceptable justification reasons. Other measures specify reasons as justification for exclusions. Examples include patient, system, or medical-related reasons for declining to perform specific actions. Each of these measures also uses a value set to express acceptable justification reasons for declining to perform expected actions.

Last Updated: Jul 08, 2021