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Transmission Alpha Data Dictionary
Version 2010A1

Transmission Alphabetical Data Dictionary

These data elements are either used to identify the hospital and measure set associated to the transmitted data or are calculated by the vendor using the hospital’s patient-level data and measure results. These data elements are not used in the Initial Patient Population Algorithms or Measure Algorithms.

Data Element Name Collected For
CMS Certification Number Transmission
Health Care Organization Identifier Transmission, Aggregate Data File, Patient Population Data File
ICD Population Size Transmission, Aggregate Data File
Initial Patient Population Size – Medicare Only Transmission, Patient Population Data File
Initial Patient Population Size – Non-Medicare Only Transmission, Patient Population Data File
Measure Category Assignment Joint Commission Only, Calculation, Transmission, Hospital Clinical Data File
Measure Set Transmission, Patient Population Data File, Hospital Clinical Data File
National Provider Identifier Transmission
Number of Cases with UTD Allowable Values Transmission, Aggregate Data File
Number of Rejected Cases Transmission, Aggregate Data File
Performance Measure Identifier Transmission, Aggregate Data File
Performance Measurement System Identifier Transmission, Aggregate Data File
Predicted Value Transmission, Risk Adjustment, Hospital Clinical Data File
Provider ID CMS Only, Transmission, CMS Transmission
Sample Transmission, Aggregate Data File, Hospital Clinical Data File
Sample Size – Medicare Only Transmission, Patient Population Data File
Sample Size – Non-Medicare Only Transmission, Patient Population Data File
Sampling Frequency Transmission, Patient Population Data File
Vendor Tracking Identifier Transmission, Hospital Clinical Data File



Related Topics

Related Topics
d. Missing and Invalid Data Chapter
a. Table of Contents
j. National Hospital Quality Measure Data Transmission
j2. Joint Commission and CMS Data Processing Flow

Transmission Alpha Data Dictionary
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)