Outpatient Emergency Department Throughput

Outpatient ED Throughput Measures reflect patient satisfaction and a global view of ED performance.   Due to the high volume in CAH EDs this is a prime measure for value based care.

Measures in this category include:

CMS Measure OP-18: Median Time from ED Arrival to ED Departure for Discharged ED Patients

CMS Measure OP-22: Patient :Left Without Being Seen (*Use payment year 2021 for Calendar Year 2019 Occurrences)

Data Submission

Sampling Requirements:

0-900 ED Visits per Quarter

  • 63 – Quarterly Sample Size
  • 21 – Monthly Sample Size

901 + ED Visits per Quarter

  • 96 – Quarterly Sample Size
  • 32 – Monthly Sample Size

VISIT THE MBQIP QUALITY OF CARE PAGE FOR OUTPATIENT ED PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT RESOURCES!