Specifications Manual, Version 3.2c

Discharges 10/01/2010 to 03/31/2011

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Specifications Manual for discharges 10/01/2010 - 03/31/2011

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Table Of Contents (revised 04/19/10)
Using the Manual

Section 1 - Data Dictionary

Introduction to the Data Dictionary

Alphabetical Data Dictionary (revised 08/20/10)

Section 2 - Measurement Information
Section 2.1 - Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) (revised 08/20/10)
Section 2.2 - Heart Failure (HF)
Section 2.3 - Pneumonia (PN) (revised 04/19/10)
Section 2.4 - Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP)
Section 2.6 - Children's Asthma Care (CAC) (revised 08/20/10)
Section 2.7 - Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
Section 2.8 - Stroke (STK)
Section 2.9 - Emergency Department (ED) (revised 04/30/10)
Section 2.10 - Prevention (Prev)
Section 3 - Missing and Invalid Data
Section 4 - Population and Sampling Specifications (revised 04/30/10)
Sections 5, 6, 7 and 8 - Reserved for Future Use
Section 9 - Data Transmission (revised 04/30/10)

Transmission Alphabetical Data Dictionary (revised 04/30/10)

Transmission Data Processing Flow: Clinical

Transmission Data Processing Flow: Population and Sampling

Hospital Clinical Data XML File Layout, XLS (revised 08/20/10)

Hospital Initial Patient Population Data XML File Layout, XLS (revised 04/30/10)
Section 10 - CMS Outcome Measures (Claims-Based)
Section 10.1 - Risk-Standardized 30-Day Mortality Measures
Section 10.2 - Risk-Standardized 30-Day Readmission Measures
Section 10.3 - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Measures

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