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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Physician 2
Collected For: All Records, Optional for All Records , (CMS Optional Element)
Definition:A second physician identifier
Suggested Data Collection Question:What is the second physician identifier?
Allowable Values:

Enter the second physician identifier, as directed. Up to 50 letters and/or numbers can be entered.

Notes for Abstraction:This data element may be used to capture physician information that might be helpful in internal analysis. This information is for internal analysis only and will not be shared with any external parties in any data output.
Suggested Data Sources:


Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
  • None
  • None

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