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A Message from the CDC Director

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Running Time: 2 minutes, 7 seconds
Release Date: 5/3/2012

A message from CDC Director Thomas Frieden on the importance of participation in the National Hospital Care Survey

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Your Hospital is Important to Us!

In order for policy makers to form solid, evidence-based decisions about health care in the U.S. it is essential that we collect data from all hospitals that are selected to participate in the National Hospital Care Survey. Each hospital selected for NHCS uniquely represents facilities of similar size, service type, or geographic location. Without your help, it may be impossible to make estimates about the amount and types of care provided for patients in hospitals like yours.

 

What’s In It for You?

  • Compensation: Your facility will be paid $500 for setting up the procedures to send Uniform Bill (UB)-04 administrative claims data to NCHS and for sending a test file. Additionally your facility will receive $500 for each full year of UB-04 data submitted every year. That makes two $500 payments the first year and $500 every year thereafter. Hospitals which agree to allow NHCS project staff to abstract a sample of visits to ambulatory units will be paid an additional $500.
  • CEU Credits: Health Information Management (HIM) professional staff members are eligible for continuing education credits after completion of an on-line training about participating in NHCS.
  • Data for Comparisons: Results of this survey will allow you to compare your hospital to other facilities like your own. Selected summaries of your data and/or comparative profiles showing statistics for similar types of hospitals may be provided.
  • National Statistics: By participating, your facility provides useful data on hospital care which will inform policies to improve the state of health care in the nation.
  • Improved Patient Care: Your participation will result in more reliable statistics enabling researchers to better understand health care provided by hospitals.

 

NHCS Secure Transfer System

Participating hospitals, are you ready to upload your UB-04/837 data? This link will take you straight to our Secure Data Transfer System maintained by Westat, an agent of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

 

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National Hospital Care Survey

Contact Us:
  • Dr. Carol DeFrances
    Team Leader
    Hospital Care Team
    National Center for Health Statistics
    3311 Toledo Road, Room 3230
    Hyattsville, MD 20782
  • Phone: 301-458-4440
    Fax: 301-458-4693
  • cdefrances@cdc.gov
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