Perinatal Care Measures

Perinatal Care measures focuses on achieving integrated, coordinated, patient-centered care for clinically uncomplicated pregnancies and births.

The following are Perinatal Care eCQMs used by The Joint Commission.

  • ePC-01 Elective Delivery
  • ePC-02 Cesarean Section
  • ePC-05 Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding

Specifications for these measures are available below:

eCQM specifications  Screen Reader Text

In late 2007, The Joint Commission’s Board of Commissioners recommended retiring and replacing the Pregnancy and Related Conditions (PR) measure set with an expanded set of evidenced-based measures. A technical advisory panel (TAP) comprising experts in the perinatal care field was convened in February 2009 to select the replacement set of measures from among those endorsed for national use by the National Quality Forum. The measure maintenance process is guided by expertise and advice provided by the Perinatal Care Measure Maintenance Technical Advisory Panel.

The chart abstracted Perinatal Care measures were re-endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF) on October 24, 2016.The following are Perinatal Care chart abstracted measures used by The Joint Commission.

  • PC-01 Elective Delivery
  • PC-02 Cesarean Section
  • PC-05 Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding
  • PC-06 Unexpected Complications in Term Newborns

Specifications for these measures are available below:

Chart-abstracted measures specifications  Screen Reader Text

There are no Perinatal Care eCQMs applicable or available for Certification purposes.

The following are Perinatal Care chart abstracted measures used by The Joint Commission.

  • PC-01 Elective Delivery
  • PC-02 Cesarean Section
  • PC-05 Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding
  • PC-06 Unexpected Complications in Term Newborns

Specifications for these measures are available below:

Chart-abstracted measures specifications  Screen Reader Text

The Joint Commission’s Perinatal Care Certification requires the use of these set of these standardized performance measures in order to meet the performance measurement requirements for certification.

  • PC-01 Elective Delivery
  • PC-02 Cesarean Section
  • PC-05 Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding
  • PC-06 Unexpected Complications in Term Newborns

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