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List of core measure abstraction solutions:

ACHF: Advanced Certification in Heart Failure Measure

  • ACHF-1 Beta-Blocker Therapy (i.e., Bisoprolol, Carvedilol, or Sustained-Release Metoprolol Succinate) for LVSD Prescribed at Discharge
  • ACHF-2 Post-Discharge Appointment for Heart Failure Patients
  • ACHF-3 Care Transition Record Transmitted
  • ACHF-4 Discussion of Advance Directives/Advance Care Planning
  • ACHF-5 Advance Directive Executed
  • ACHF-6 Post-Discharge Evaluation for Heart Failure Patients

AMI: Acute Myocardial Infarction Measures

  • AMI-1 Aspirin at Arrival
  • AMI-2 Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge
  • AMI-3 ACEI or ARB for LVSD
  • AMI-4 Adult Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling
  • AMI-5 Beta Blocker Prescribed at Discharge
  • AMI-7 Median Time to Fibrinolysis
  • AMI-7a Fibrinolytic Therapy
  • AMI-8 Median Time to Primary PCI
  • AMI-8a Primary PCI Received
  • AMI-10 Statin Prescribed at Discharge

CAC: Children’s Asthma Care Measures

  • CAC-1 Use of Relievers for Inpatient Asthma
  • CAC-2 Use of Systemic Corticosteroids for Inpatient Asthma
  • CAC-3 Home Management Plan of Care Given to Patient/Caregiver

CCM: Care Coordination Measures

  • CCM-1: Reconciled Medication List Received by Patient at Discharge
  • CCM-2: Transition Record with Data Received by Patient at Discharge
  • CCM-3: Timely Transmission of Transition Record

Emergency Department (ED) Throughput

  • ED-1 Median Time—From ED Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted ED Patients
  • ED-2 Median Time—Admit Decision Time to ED Departure for Admitted Patients

HBIPS: Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Service Measures

  • HBIPS-1 Admission screening for violence risk, substance use, and psychological trauma history
  • HBIPS-2 Hours of physical restraint use
  • HBIPS-3 Hours of seclusion use
  • HBIPS-4 Patients discharged on multiple antipsychotic medications
  • HBIPS-5 Patients discharged on multiple antipsychotic medications with appropriate justification
  • HBIPS-6 Post discharge continuing care plan created
  • HBIPS-7 Post discharge continuing care plan transmitted to next level of care provider upon discharge

HF: Heart Failure Measures

  • HF-1 Discharge Instructions
  • HF-2 Evaluation of LVS Function
  • HF-3 ACEI or ARB for LVSD

HOP: Hospital Outpatient Measures

  • HOP AMI: Acute Myocardial Infarction
    • OP-1 Median Time to Fibrinolysis
    • OP-2 Fibrinolytic Therapy Received
    • OP-3 Median Time to Transfer
    • OP-4 Aspirin at Arrival
    • OP-5 Median Time to ECG
  • HOP CP: Chest Pain Measures
    • OP-4 Aspirin at Arrival
    • OP-5 Median Time to ECG
  • HOP ED Throughput: Emergency Department Throughput
    • OP-18 Median Time From Arrival to Departure
    • OP-20 Door to Diagnostic Evaluation
    • OP-22 ED-Median Time to Pain Management
  • HOP PM: Pain Management
    • OP-21 ED-Median Time to Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture
  • HOP SCIP: Surgical Care Improvement Project
    • OP-6 Timing of Antibiotic Prophylaxis
    • OP-7 Antibiotic Selection
  • HOP STROKE: Stroke
    • OP-23 Head CT or MRI Scan Results for Acute Ischemic Stroke or Hemorrhagic Stroke Patients Who Received Head CT or MRI Scan Interpretation Within 45 Minutes of ED Arrival
  • HOP Web-based Measures
    • OP-29 Endoscopy/Polyp Surveillance: Appropriate Follow-Up Interval for Normal Colonoscopy in Average Risk Patients
    • OP-30 Endoscopy/Polyp Surveillance: Colonoscopy Interval for Patients with a History of Adenomatous Polyps—Avoidance of Inappropriate Use
    • OP-33 External Beam Radiotherapy for Bone Metastases

IMM: Immunization Measures

  • IMM-1 Pneumococcal Immunization (PPV23)
  • IMM-2 Influenza Immunization

Inpatient ED: Emergency Department (ED) Measures

  • ED-1 Median Time from ED Arrival to ED Departure for Admitted ED Patients
  • ED-2 Admit Decision Time to ED Departure Time for Admitted Patients

MassHealth AHQM: Massachusetts Health Acute Hospital Quality Measures


  • MAT-3 Elective Delivery < 39-Weeks Gestation
  • MAT-4 Cesarean Birth
  • MAT-5 DVT Prophylaxis for Cesarean Delivery


  • NEWB-1 Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding
  • NEWB-2 Newborn Bilirubin Screening

PC: Perinatal Care Measures

  • PC-01 Elective Delivery
  • PC-02 Cesarean Birth
  • PC-03 Antenatal Steroids
  • PC-04 Healthcare-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Newborns
  • PC-05 Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding

PN: Pneumonia Measures

  • PN-3a Blood Cultures Performed Within 24 Hours Prior to or 24 Hours After Hospital Arrival for Patients Who Were Transferred or Admitted to the ICU Within 24 Hours of Hospital Arrival
  • PN-3b Blood Cultures Performed in the Emergency Department Prior to Initial Antibiotic Received
  • PN-6 Initial Antibiotic Selection for Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Immunocompetent


SCIP: Surgical Care Improvement Project Measures

  • SCIP-Inf-1 Prophylactic Antibiotic Received Within One Hour Prior to Surgical Incision
  • SCIP-Inf-2 Prophylactic Antibiotic Selection for Surgical Patients
  • SCIP-Inf-3 Prophylactic Antibiotics Discontinued Within 24 Hours After Surgery End Time
  • SCIP-Inf-4 Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6 A.M. Postoperative Blood Glucose
  • SCIP-Inf-6 Surgery Patients with Appropriate Hair Removal
  • SCIP-Inf-9 Urinary Catheter Removed on Postoperative Day 1 (POD 1) or Postoperative Day 2 (POD 2) with Day of Surgery Being Day Zero
  • SCIP-Inf-10 Surgery Patients with Perioperative Temperature Management
  • SCIP-Card-2 Surgery Patients on Beta-Blocker Therapy Prior to Arrival Who Received a Beta-Blocker During the Perioperative Period
  • SCIP-VTE-1 Surgery Patients with Recommended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Ordered
  • SCIP-VTE-2 Surgery Patients Who Received Appropriate Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Within 24 Hours Prior to Surgery to 24 Hours After Surgery

SEP: Sepsis Bundle Project Measures

  • SEP-1 Early Management Bundle, Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock

STK: Stroke

  • STK-1 Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis
  • STK-2 Discharged on Antithrombotic Therapy
  • STK-3 Anticoagulation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
  • STK-4 Thrombolytic Therapy
  • STK-5 Antithrombotic Therapy By End of Hospital Day 2
  • STK-6 Discharged on Statin Medication
  • STK-8 Stroke Education
  • STK-10 Assessed for Rehabilitation

SUB: Substance Abuse Measures

  • SUB-1 Alcohol Use Screening
  • SUB-2 Alcohol Use Brief Intervention Provided or Offered
  • SUB-2a Alcohol Use Brief Intervention Treatment
  • SUB-3 Alcohol and Other Drug Use Disorder Treatment Provided or Offered at Discharge
  • SUB-3a Alcohol and Other Drug Use Disorder Treatment at Discharge

TOB: Tobacco Treatment Measures

  • TOB-1 Tobacco Use Screening
  • TOB-2 Tobacco Use Treatment Provided or Offered
  • TOB-2a Tobacco Use Treatment
  • TOB-3 Tobacco Use Treatment Provided or Offered at Discharge
  • TOB-3a Tobacco Use Treatment at Discharge

VTE: Venous Thromboembolism Measures

  • VTE-1 Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis
  • VTE-2 Intensive Care Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis
  • VTE-3 Venous Thromboembolism Patients with Anticoagulation Overlap Therapy
  • VTE-4 Venous Thromboembolism Patients Receiving Unfractionated Heparin With Dosages/Platelet Count Monitoring by Protocol
  • VTE-5 Venous Thromboembolism Discharge Instructions
  • VTE-6 Incidence of Potentially Preventable Venous Thromboembolism


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