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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Hispanic Ethnicity
Collected For: All Records, CMS Only
Definition:Documentation that the patient is of Hispanic ethnicity or Latino.
Suggested Data Collection Question:Is the patient of Hispanic ethnicity or Latino?
Allowable Values:

Y    (Yes)   Patient is of Hispanic ethnicity or Latino.

N   (No)   Patient is not of Hispanic ethnicity or Latino or unable to determine from medical record documentation.

Notes for Abstraction:The data element, Race , is required in addition to this data element.
Suggested Data Sources:
  • Emergency department record
  • History and physical
  • Face sheet
  • Nursing admission assessment
  • Progress notes
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term “Spanish origin” can be used in addition to “Hispanic or Latino.”
  • Black-Hispanic
  • Chicano
  • H
  • Hispanic
  • Latin American
  • Latino/Latina
  • Mexican-American
  • Spanish
  • White-Hispanic

  • None

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