Submitted by dvreeman on 2021-02-10 Seeking clarity (or removal) of this Data Class and Data Element As they exist today, this Data Class (Assessment and Plan of Treatment) and the redundant Data Element are ambiguous and cause confusion in the industry. No applicable standard has been named either in USCDI Version 1 or the Draft USCDI V2, and the definition is extraordinarily vague. Without an anchoring to more precise information and terminology mappings, implementers are left wondering...is this meant to be: only the A&P sections of a (SOAP) clinical note? diagnoses/conditions/functional impairments because the definition refers to "conclusions"? a formal "assessment instrument" such as those required by CMS in post acute care (MDS, OASIS, IRF-PAI)? an activity performed (e.g. assessing readiness for return to work or sport)? the whole Care Plan/Plan of Care? or something altogether different? I recognize that the FHIR US Core Profile has interpreted this as a profile on the CarePlan resource, so many will use that interpretation in their implementations. Yet, for the broader purposes of USCDI (e.g. information blocking), I recommend one of the following: Clarify the Data Class (e.g. Care Plan) and the relevant corresponding Data Elements (e.g. narrative summary, status, etc) and their relevant standards, or Remove the Data Class and Data Element until greater consensus meaning is achieved and precision is defined.