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Question: Small vessel disease as Evidence of Atherosclerosis

Would you consider 'chronic small vessel ischemia' an inclusion term for Evidence of Atherosclerosis? Would you consider 'small vessel ischemia'(without the 'chronic') an inclusion term for Evidence of Atheroschlerosis?

Answer:

If the medical record contains documentation of *ANY* Evidence of Atherosclerosis, select "Yes". The inclusion list provides "other documentation indicating the presence of atherosclerosis" as an option. Small vessel ischemia, chronic small vessel ischemia, small vessel change, small vessel vasculopathy are acceptable terms describing small vessel disease. Select "Yes" for Evidence of Atherosclerosis.

Question Details
Focus area(s): Chart Abstracted Measure Specifications – Clinical, Other
Related documents: STK, STK-06, Evidence of Atherosclerosis
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