Health Care Staffing Services Measures (v2023A)
Posted: 08/22/2022
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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2023A

Name:Placement Type
Collected For: All Records
Definition:An employee placed by a firm to meet a customer need for temporary staff.

Clinical placements include placements filled by allied health professionals, nursing professionals, and licensed independent practitioners (LIPs).
Question:What type of staff placement was requested by the customer?
Allowable Values:

1   Clinical

2   Non-clinical

3   International

4   Not documented, OR Unable to determine (UTD)
Notes for Abstraction:

  • Count disciplines identified in the inclusion list for abstraction as a clinical placement. If the placement was for a discipline in the inclusion list, select ‘1’.
  • Clinical placements who work one or more per diem hours during the reporting month, select ‘1’.
  • If a clinical staff member was paid during the reporting month, select ‘1’.
  • On-call clinical staff who are called-in to work in a clinical role, select ‘1’.
  • Clinical placements who do not actually work any hours during the reporting period, select ‘4’.
    • Nurse A is on the roster for the reporting month, but did not actually work any hours on assignment during the reporting month, select ‘4’.
  • On-call clinical staff who receive call pay but do not actually work any hours on assignment, select ‘4’.
  • Office staff (FTE/part-time) employed at the site are considered non-clinical, select ‘2’.
  • If the site is a Recruitment Only site and does not place clinical staff, select ‘2’.
  • If the placement is located in a country outside the United States or a non-U.S. territory, select ‘3’.
    • Placement in facilities operated by the U.S. government under a charter of the U.S. Congress (e.g. Department of Defense (DOD) hospitals) are not considered international, select ‘1’, ‘2’, or ‘4’.
    • Placement in facilities located in a territory of the United States, (e.g., Puerto Rico) are not considered international, select ‘1’, ‘2’, or ‘4’.
  • Independent Contractors not included in the scope of the certification review as indicated by the firm in the certification application (e-app), select ‘4’.
  • If the type of placement was not documented or ‘UTD’, select ‘4’.
Suggested Data Sources:

  • Payroll system
  • Timesheets
  • Work schedule
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
Licensed Independent Practitioners:
  • Dentist
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Optometrist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physician
  • Podiatrist
  • Surgeon

  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Registered Nurses (RN)

Allied Health:
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dietician
  • Medical Technologists/MLT
  • Occupational Therapy(OT)
  • Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapists (PT)
  • Radiation Therapist
  • Radiology Technician
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Social Worker/Counselor
  • Speech Therapist
  • Surgical Assistant or Technician

  • Any discipline identified by the site as a clinical placement in the certification application (e-app)

  • None

Placement Type
Health Care Staffing Services Measures (v2023A)
Discharges 01-01-2023 (1Q23) through 06-30-2023 (2Q23)