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HCSDRG Committee Web Informational Forum, September 12, 2007

Presenter: Bob Davis, Co-Chair, PHDSC Data Standards Committee

The CDC/NCHS hosted a web informational forum for the Public Health Data Standards Consortium’ on the Health Care Service Data Reporting Guide to describe:

  • Where we came from (version 4050);
  • Where we are now (version 5010); and
  • Where we want to be a few years from now (version 5050). 

The Health Care Service Data Reporting Guide provides a standardized format and data content for reporting health care service data that are compatible with the 837 Health Claim transaction set standards identified by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As you may know, the next version (5010) has been approved by ANSI X12. Work is now beginning to develop the next version of the guide. 

A web tool has been developed by the National Association of Health Data Organizations in cooperation with Washington Publishing Company through the support of the CDC/National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to provide guidance and technical assistance to state and local health data agencies to support implementation efforts. The web tool is referred to as the GAP ASSIST.  It is easily accessible on our web site and provides detailed information about the X12 837 standard for public health reporting. 

The web informational forum focused on the Health Care Service Data Reporting Guide and on how to use the GAP ASSIST tool to assist with implementations.