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Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2016B1)
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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2016B1

Data Element Name: Admitting Diagnosis
Collected For: CSTK-04,
Definition:The International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) code associated with the diagnosis established at the time of the patientÂ’s admission to the hospital.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What was the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code selected as the admitting diagnosis for this record?
Length:3-7 (without decimal point or dot; upper or lower case)
Allowable Values:

Any valid diagnosis code as per the CMS ICD-10-CM master code table (2015 Code Descriptions in Tabular Order):
Notes for Abstraction:The admitting diagnosis is defined as the initial working diagnosis documented by the patientÂ’s admitting or attending physician who determined that inpatient care was necessary.
Suggested Data Sources:

  • Face sheet
  • Admission form
  • Code List
  • Problem List
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

Admitting Diagnosis
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2016B1)
Discharges 01-01-17 (1Q17) through 06-30-17 (2Q17)