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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010B

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?
Format:
Length:50
Type:Character
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

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

NOTE: Only the following special characters will be allowed: ~ ! @ # $ % ^ * ( ) _ + { } | : ? ` - = [ ] \ ; . , / and space

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:

None

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

Physician 2
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010B)
Discharges 10-01-10 (4Q10) through 03-31-11 (1Q11)