Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2017B2)
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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2017B2

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. If the patient had preoperative laboratory or other screening tests performed prior to the date of surgery, use the date the patient arrived for surgery.
Suggested Data Sources:

  • Emergency department record
  • Outpatient medical record
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None • * Preoperative tests or screening

Outpatient Encounter Date
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2017B2)
Discharges 01-01-18 (1Q18) through 06-30-18 (2Q18)
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