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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2012B

Data Element Name: Health Care Organization Identifier
Collected For: All Records, Aggregate Data File, Patient Population Data File, Hospital Clinical Data File
Definition:A unique number, assigned by The Joint Commission, to identify the health care organization that is accredited by The Joint Commission. This number is used to identify and group a health care organization's HCO-Level performance measure data.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What is the Joint Commission’s unique identification number for the provider?
Allowable Values:

1 – 999,999

Notes for Abstraction:None
Suggested Data Sources:

Does not apply, assigned by The Joint Commission.

Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

Health Care Organization Identifier
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2012B)
Discharges 07-01-12 (3Q12) through 12-31-12 (4Q12)