Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2020A2)
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Transmission Alpha Data Dictionary TJC
Version 2020A2

Transmission Alphabetical Data Dictionary

These data elements are either used to identify the hospital and measure set associated to the transmitted data or are calculated by the vendor using the hospital's patient-level data and measure results. These data elements are not used in the Initial Patient Population Algorithms or Measure Algorithms.

Data Element Name Collected For
CMS Certification Number Transmission, Hospital Clinical Data File, Optional for All Records
Certification Type Joint Commission Only, Transmission, Hospital Clinical Data File
Health Care Organization Identifier All Records, Patient Population Data File, Hospital Clinical Data File
Initial Patient Population Size — Medicare Only All Records, Transmission, Patient Population Data File
Initial Patient Population Size — Non-Medicare Only All Records, Transmission, Patient Population Data File
Measure Set All Records, Transmission, Patient Population Data File, Hospital Clinical Data File
Measurement Value Calculation, Transmission, Hospital Clinical Data File
National Provider Identifier Transmission
Predicted Value Transmission, Risk Adjustment, Hospital Clinical Data File
Sample All Records, Transmission, Hospital Clinical Data File
Sample Size — Medicare Only All Records, Transmission, Patient Population Data File
Sample Size — Non-Medicare Only All Records, Transmission, Patient Population Data File
Sampling Frequency All Records, Transmission, Patient Population Data File
Vendor Tracking Identifier All Records, Transmission, Hospital Clinical Data File

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