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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 Procedure Code
Collected For: All Records , Optional for All HBIPS Records
Definition:The principal procedure is the procedure performed for definitive treatment rather than diagnostic or exploratory purposes, or which is necessary to take care of a complication.

Note: If transmitted for the HBIPS measure set, all applicable edits (e.g., valid value, ICD-9-CM Principal Procedure Date exists, etc.) will apply.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What was the ICD-9-CM code selected as the principal procedure for this record?
Format:
Length:5 (with or without decimal point)
Type:Alphanumeric
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

Any valid ICD-9-CM procedure code as per the CMS ICD-9-CM-PCS master code table (ICD-9-CM Long and Abbreviated Titles: 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 Procedure Code
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2015A)
Discharges 01-01-15 (1Q15) through 09-30-15 (3Q15)
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