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Question: Continuing Care Plan - Reason for Hospitalization

Will just the documentation of an "admission diagnosis" be sufficient to answer with an allowable value of 1 or 2 for the data element, Continuing Care Plan - Reason for Hospitalization verses a short synopsis describing events the patient experienced prior to hospitalization or the precipitating event as noted in the specification manual?

Answer:

Yes, admission diagnosis is sufficient for the data element: Continuing Care Plan-Reason for Hospitalization. It is not necessary to send a short synopsis.

Question Details
Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical, Related Manual - Data Quality Manual
Related documents: HBIPS, Continuing Care Plan-Reason for Hospitalization, ,

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