Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2023B)
Posted: 02/03/2023
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Data Element
Version 2023B

Name:Psychiatric Inpatient Days-Non-Medicare Only
Collected For: HBIPS-2, HBIPS-3
Definition:The sum of the number of days each Non-Medicare patient was included in the psychiatric inpatient census during the month (includes clients on leave status).

This data element is used to calculate the Initial Patient Population Size — Non-Medicare Only data element and the denominator for HBIPS-2 and 3.
Question:What is the sum of the number of days each Non-Medicare patient was included in the psychiatric inpatient census during the month?

Occurs:5 ( Overall rate and once per sub-strata)
Allowable Values:


Programming Note: The value of the Initial Patient Population Size —Non-Medicare Only may be determined electronically using a source such as an Electronic Record (EHR/EMR) or hospital billing system.
Notes for Abstraction:
  • For the purposes of calculating inpatient days, the admission day (Admission Date) but not the discharge day (Discharge Date) should be counted. The only exception will be for patients who are admitted and discharged on the same day. Such patients will contribute one inpatient day to the calculation.
  • If Medicare is not listed as the primary, secondary, tertiary, or even lower down on the list of payers, the patient should be counted in the Non-Medicare inpatient days.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Admissions/ discharges/transfers (ADT) system
  • Daily census log that is completed on the same time each day
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
  • Discharge date

Psychiatric Inpatient Days-Non-Medicare Only
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Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2023B)
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