Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2018A1)
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Data Element
Version 2018A1

Data Element Name: E/M Code
Collected For: ACHFOP, ASR-OP-1, ASR-OP-2
Definition:The code used to report evaluation and management services provided in the outpatient department clinic or emergency department.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What was the E/M code documented for this outpatient encounter?
Format:
Length:5
Type:Alphanumeric
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

  • For ASR-OP measures, select the E/M code from Appendix A, Table 1.0.
  • For ACHFOP measures, select the E/M code from Appendix A, Table 2.0.
Notes for Abstraction:None
Suggested Data Sources:

  • Outpatient medical record
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
  • For ASR-OP measures, refer to Appendix A, Table 1.0, E/M Codes for Emergency Department Encounters
  • For ACHFOP measures, refer to Appendix A, Table 2.0, E/M Codes for Hospital Outpatient Encounters
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Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2018A1)
Discharges 07-01-18 (3Q18) through 12-31-18 (4Q18)
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