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Post-Discharge Evaluation for Heart Failure Patients

Patients who receive a re-evaluation for symptoms worsening and treatment compliance by a program team member within 72 hours after inpatient discharge.

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2015

Measure Info

NQF 2443NQF Endorsement Removed
Measure Type: 
Measure Steward: 
The Joint Commission
Clinical Topic Area: 
Care Coordination
Heart Failure

Care Setting: 
Data Source: 
Electronic Health Records
Paper Medical Records

ACP does not support this measure. ACP supports the concept behind this measure; however, the evidence for re-evaluation via phone call within 72 hours after discharge is not strong enough to warrant a performance measure. The measure also does not clearly define who is responsible for setting the appointment. Additionally, this practice may not be cost-effective for facilities that have limited resources.