Performance Measurement Network

Question: LDL Measured within first 48 hrs or 30 days prior to hospital arrival

This question is regarding documentation and information/results from a prior admission available electronically.

If a patient had an LDL measured within 30 days prior to arrival, do the results need to be documented in the chart for the current, if the LDL-c results from the prior admission are available to the provider in our EMR?


A LDL-c value is needed to select 'Yes' for "LDL Measured Within the First 48 Hours of 30 Days Prior to Hospital Arrival". A value done within 30 days prior to the hospital arrival and available via the EMR is acceptable; otherwise, the value must be documented in the current medical record. Documentation in the medical record that a LDL-c was done within 30 days prior to hospital arrival without a doucmented value is not acceptable.

Question Details
Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical
Related documents: STK,

Copyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Performance Measurement Network? Send feedback
This website is using cookies. More info. That's Fine