Follow-Up After Hospitalization for Mental Illness (FUH)

Quality ID

391

NQF

0576

High Priority Measure

Yes

Specifications

Registry

Measure Type

Process

Specialty

Mental/Behavioral Health Pediatrics

The percentage of discharges for patients 6 years of age and older who were hospitalized for treatment of selected mental illness diagnoses and who had an outpatient visit, an intensive outpatient encounter or partial hospitalization with a mental health practitioner. Two rates are reported: 

  • The percentage of discharges for which the patient received follow-up within 30 days of discharge.
  • The percentage of discharges for which the patient received follow-up within 7 days of discharge

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