Does the outcome data need to be collected on exactly day 30 for non-ICU patients and exactly day 60 for ICU patients?
No, however, use day 30 or 60 when reviewing the chart to understand the status of the patient on that day.
On the outcome data, if a patient is discharged to home healthcare, is that considered discharged home?
If the patient has multiple ICD – 9 (U.S. is ICD -9 vs. ICD 10) codes which code should be used?
The first priority code
If the patient was readmitted and than discharged home before the outcome data is collected, do we list the outcome as readmitted or discharged home?