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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: First Name
Collected For: All Records, CMS Only
Definition:The patientís first name.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What is the patientís first name?
Format:
Length:30
Type:Character
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

Enter the patientís first name.

Notes for Abstraction:None
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Emergency department record
  • History and physical
  • Face sheet
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
  • None
  • None

First Name
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)