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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Do Not Return Occurrence Identifier
Collected For: HCSS-1, HCSS-2,
Definition:Identifier generated by the HCSS firm that uniquely identifies each occurrence of Do Not Return. The identifier is used in order to allow the HCSS firm to reference a particular client request for Do Not Return for purposes of data collection review.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What is the unique identifier that distinguishes this client’s specific request for Do Not Return from other occurrences / episodes involving the same HCSS employee or different clinical staff members?
Allowable Values:

Value greater than 0

Notes for Abstraction:
  • There is no specific requirement for identifier length.
  • All occurrences of Do Not Return used for data collection purposes of this measure must have an assigned identifier.
Suggested Data Sources:

Unique HCSS generated number

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

Do Not Return Occurrence Identifier
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)