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 2443 NQF 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.