Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2023A)
Posted: 08/12/2022
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Data Element
Version 2023A

Name:Referral to Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Collected For: CCCIP-03, CCCIP-04, CCCIP-05, CCCOP-01, CCCOP-02, CCCOP-03
Definition:Documentation that a referral was made to an outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program. The referral is defined as a written or electronic communication between the healthcare provider or healthcare system and the cardiac rehabilitation program that includes the patient’s enrollment information for the program.
Question:Was a written or electronic referral submitted to the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program on behalf of the patient?
Allowable Values:

Y (Yes) A written or electronic referral was submitted to the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program

N (No) A written or electronic referral was not submitted to the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program or unable to be determined from medical record documentation

Notes for Abstraction:
  • The CR referral can be made by a physician/APN/PA/RN
  • Providing the patient with information (written or verbal) about an available cardiac rehabilitation program is not sufficient. A referral/order for cardiac rehabilitation must be sent to the outpatient cardiac rehabilitation facility
  • Referral should include the patient’s enrollment information for the program
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Physician orders
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion

Referral to Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
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Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2023A)
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