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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Number of Rejected Cases
Collected For: Transmission, Aggregate Data File ,

Note:
  • Please see the applicable version of the ORYX® Technical Implementation Guide for details
  • Episode of care records that calculate with a Measure Category Assignment of “X” (missing data) for one or more measures will be rejected by the Joint Commission’s Data Warehouse. For more information concerning when a record will be rejected, refer to the Missing and Invalid Data section in this manual.
Definition:The total number of cases that have been rejected from an algorithm because of missing data.

This data element represents a COUNT of all records with a Measure Category Assignment of “X” for the individual measure during the specified time period.

Peformance measurement systems can refer to the ORYX Data Quality Manual for more information concerning this data element.

Suggested Data Collection Question:Not Applicable
Format:
Length:9
Type:Numeric
Occurs:One Number of Rejected Cases count is expected for every measure that a hospital is participating in.
Allowable Values:

0 through 999,999,999

Notes for Abstraction:None
Suggested Data Sources:

Not Applicable

Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

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