Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Technical Information

The purpose of this webpage is to provide technical updates and resources related to LTCH data collection, submission of quality data, information regarding the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and the LTCH Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Data Set (LCDS). Links to these resources can be found at the bottom of this webpage. Users may also find contact information on this page for where to direct questions related to technical issues.

This page is updated periodically as updates to technical information, LCDS submission specifications, and reporting tools related to data submission become available.

Comments and Questions:

For questions related to the internet Quality Improvement and Evaluation System (iQIES) technical issues: iqies@cms.hhs.gov

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Website

Information related to the procedures using the NHSN for data submission for Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI), Catheter Associated UTI (CAUTI), Clostridium Difficile Infection and the Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among Healthcare Personnel measures can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/nhsn.

For NHSN questions: NHSN@cdc.gov.


March 12, 2020

LTCH CARE Data Set Submission Specifications Updated

The complete set of Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Data Set (LCDS) Data submission specifications have been updated and posted in the Downloads section below. The new version is V4.00.0 and the documents containing the specifications are dated 03/05/2020. The DRAFT version submission specifications include the new Standardized Patient Assessment Data Elements (SPADEs) and Transfer of Health items to align with the LCDS Version 5.00 scheduled for implementation on October 1, 2020.

The files within this .zip are:

  • LTCH Data Specifications Overview (V4.00.0) DRAFT 03-05-2020.pdf
  • LTCH Data Dictionary (V4.00.0) DRAFT 03-05-2020.zip
  • LTCH Data Specs CSV files (V4.00.0) DRAFT 03-05-2020.zip
  • LTCH Data Specs HTML files (V4.00.0) DRAFT 03-05-2020.zip
  • LTCH Data Specs PDF files (V4.00.0) DRAFT 03-03-2020.zip

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