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Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2016A1)
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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2016A1

Data Element Name: Outpatient Encounter Date
Collected For: ACHFOP,
Definition:The documented month, day, and year the patient arrived in the outpatient setting.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What was the date the patient arrived in the outpatient setting?
Format:
Length:10-MM-DD-YYYY
Type:Date
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

MM = Month (01-12)

DD = Day (01-31)

YYYY = Year (2008-Current Year)
Notes for Abstraction:
  • The intent of this data element is to determine the date the patient arrived in the outpatient setting.
  • UTD is NOT an allowable value.
  • Consider the outpatient encounter date as the earliest documented date the patient arrived in the applicable hospital outpatient setting.
Suggested Data Sources:

  • Outpatient medical record
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None • Outpatient record

Outpatient Encounter Date
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2016A1)
Discharges 10-01-16 through 12-31-16 (4Q16)
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