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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-26456

Provide guidance on the use of direct-reference codes

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    • Type: Change Request
    • Status: Published (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Medium
    • Resolution: Persuasive
    • Specification:
      US Quality Measures (FHIR)
    • Work Group:
      Clinical Quality Information
    • Related Page(s):
      CQL Basics
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      CQL supports both version-specific and version-independent specification of and comparison to direct reference codes. The best practice is for measure authors to use version-independent direct reference codes and comparisons unless there is a specific reason not to (such as the code is retired in the current version). Even in the case that version-specific direct reference codes are required, best practice is still to use the equivalent (~) operator in CQL for the comparison (again, unless there is a specific reason to do version-specific comparison)

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      CQL supports both version-specific and version-independent specification of and comparison to direct reference codes. The best practice is for measure authors to use version-independent direct reference codes and comparisons unless there is a specific reason not to (such as the code is retired in the current version). Even in the case that version-specific direct reference codes are required, best practice is still to use the equivalent (~) operator in CQL for the comparison (again, unless there is a specific reason to do version-specific comparison)
    • Resolution Vote:
      Floyd Eisenberg/Rob Samples: 27-0-1
    • Change Category:
      Clarification
    • Change Impact:
      Non-substantive

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      CQL supports both version-specific and version-independent specification of and comparison to direct reference codes. The best practice is for measure authors to use version-independent direct reference codes and comparisons unless there is a specific reason not to (such as the code is retired in the current version). Even in the case that version-specific direct reference codes are required, best practice is still to use the equivalent (~) operator in CQL for the comparison (again, unless there is a specific reason to do version-specific comparison). As far as I know there are no usages of version-specific direct-reference code comparison in CQL (if there are any they should be flagged and addressed).

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            bryn.rhodes Bryn Rhodes
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            bryn.rhodes Bryn Rhodes
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