The recent clarification from CMS states that for CPOE, only patients admitted to inpatient units are included. That significantly reduces the denominator to calculate the measure. Is that true of all measures that include ED patients? If ~50% of inpatients are admitted through the ED and we exclude ED patients discharged home, then would hospitals only need to look at their inpatient patient volume for the denominator?
November 8, 2010 9:46 PM
November 15, 2010 2:01 am