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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2017B2

Data Element Name: Reason for No Activity Recommendations in the Outpatient Setting
Collected For: ACHFOP-05,
Definition:Documentation of the reason that written instructions or other documentation that individualized activity recommendations tailored to the patient's needs were NOT given to the patient/caregiver.
Suggested Data Collection Question:Is there documentation in the medical record of a reason for no activity recommendations including duration of activity, intensity of activity and type of activity in the outpatient settting?

Format:
Length:1
Type:Alphanumeric
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

Y (Yes) There is documentation of a reason for not giving written instructions including duration of activity, intensity of activity and type of activity in the medical record.

N (No) There is no documentation of a reason for not giving written instructions including duration of activity, intensity of activity and type of activity or unable to determine from medical record documentation.
Notes for Abstraction:
  • If the patient/caregiver refused written instructions which address recommendations for level of activity, select “Yes”.
  • A caregiver is defined as the patient's family or any other person (e.g., home health VNA provider, prison official or other law enforcement personeel) who will be responsible for the care of the patient.
  • If the activity recommendations do not include all the following, duration of activity, intensity of activity and type of activity, select "No".
Suggested Data Sources:

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

Reason for No Activity Recommendations in the Outpatient Setting
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2017B2)
Discharges 01-01-18 (1Q18) through 06-30-18 (2Q18)
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