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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010B

Data Element Name: Hospital Patient Identifier
Collected For: All Records, CMS Only , NOTE: Refer to the Hospital Clinical Data XML File Layout in the Transmission section of this manual.
Definition:The number used by the hospital to identify this patientís stay. The number provided will be used to identify the patient in communications with the hospital, e.g., Medical Record Number, Account Number, Unique Identifiable Number as determined by the facility, etc.

A patient identifier is required for data submitted to the QIO datawarehouse.

Suggested Data Collection Question:What was the number used by the hospital to identify this patientís stay?
Allowable Values:

Up to 40 letters and/or numbers

Notes for Abstraction:None
Suggested Data Sources:


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

Hospital Patient Identifier
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010B)
Discharges 10-01-10 (4Q10) through 03-31-11 (1Q11)