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Specifications Manual, Version 3.0c
Discharges 10/01/2009 to 03/31/2010
|Specifications Manual for discharges 10/01/2009 - 03/31/2010|
*NOTE:The Joint Commission-only measure sets for this version of the manual—for Pregnancy and Related Conditions (PR), Children's Asthma Care (CAC), Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and Stroke (STK) Measure Information Forms (MIFs)—are available from the Joint Commission website.
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Manual By Section
View and/or download individual sections of the Specifications Manual, (PDF documents, unless noted), listed below.
|Section 1 - Data Dictionary|
Alphabetical Data Dictionary (revised 11/06/09)
|Section 2 - Measurement Information|
|Section 2.1 - Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) (revised 08/07/09)|
|Section 2.2 - Heart Failure (HF) (revised 08/07/09)|
|Section 2.3 - Pneumonia (PN) (revised 08/07/09)|
|Section 2.4 - Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) (revised 08/07/09)|
|Section 2.5 - Pregnancy and Related Conditions (PR)* (The Joint Commission website)|
|Section 2.6 - Children's Asthma Care (CAC)* (The Joint Commission website)|
|Section 2.7 - Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)* (The Joint Commission website)|
|Section 2.8 - Stroke (STK)* (The Joint Commission website)|
|Section 2.9 - Emergency Department (ED)|
|Section 3 - Missing and Invalid Data|
|Section 4 - Population and Sampling Specifications|
|Sections 5, 6, 7 and 8 - Reserved for Future Use|
|Section 9 - Data Transmission|
Hospital Clinical Data XML File Layout, XLS (revised 08/07/09)Hospital Initial Patient Population Data XML File Layout, XLS
|Section 10 - CMS Outcome Measures (Claims-Based)|
|Section 10.1 - Risk-Standardized 30-Day Mortality Measures|
|Section 10.2 - Risk-Standardized 30-Day Readmission Measures|