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Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2015A)
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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2015A

Data Element Name: ICD-9-CM Principal Diagnosis Code
Collected For: All Records , Optional for HBIPS-2 and HBIPS-3
Definition:The ICD-9-CM diagnosis code that is primarily responsible for the admission of the patient to the hospital for care during this hospitalization.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What was the ICD-9-CM code selected as the principal diagnosis for this record?
Format:
Length:6 (implied decimal point)
Type:Alphanumeric
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

Any valid diagnosis code as per the CMS ICD-9-CM master code table (ICD-9-CM Full and Abbreviated Code Tables): http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD9ProviderDiagnosticCodes/codes.html
Notes for Abstraction:None
Suggested Data Sources:

  • Face sheet
  • Discharge summary
  • UB-04
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

ICD-9-CM Principal Diagnosis Code
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2015A)
Discharges 01-01-15 (1Q15) through 09-30-15 (3Q15)
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