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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2012B

Data Element Name: CMS Certification Number
Collected For: HBIPS, PC, Hospital Clinical Data File, Optional for All Records
Definition:Hospital's six digit acute care CMS Certification Number (CCN).

*Note:* This data element is optional. If data is transmitted in Hospital Clinical Data (HCD) or Population and Sampling (PaS) all edits and rules associated to this data element will be applied to the data.

Suggested Data Collection Question:What is the hospital’s six digit acute care CMS Certification Number?
Allowable Values:

Any valid six digit CMS Certification Number.

The first two digits are the numeric state code. The third digit of zero represents an acute facility. The third digit of “1” and fourth digit of “3” represents a Critical Access Hospital (CAH).

Notes for Abstraction:None
Suggested Data Sources:


Additional Notes: None
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

CMS Certification Number
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2012B)
Discharges 07-01-12 (3Q12) through 12-31-12 (4Q12)