Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set - Out-Patient Care

Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set - Out-Patient Care

Overview

Introduction

The Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set  is used to standardise the method of reporting cost information at PATIENT level. All designated NHS Health Care Providers of acute activity are required to submit Patient Level Information Costing  data.

The Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set  is used to:

  • inform new methods of pricing NHS SERVICES

  • inform new approaches and other changes to the design of the currencies used to price NHS SERVICES

  • contribute to NHS England's and  NHS Improvement's strategic objective of a 'single national cost collection by 2020' inform the relationship between provider characteristics and cost

  • help NHS Trusts to maximise use of their resources and improve efficiencies, as required by the provider licence

  • identify the relationship between PATIENT characteristics and cost

  • support an approach to benchmarking for regulatory purposes.

Data Extract Specification

Description

NHS England  and  NHS Improvement has mandated designated NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trust to record and report:

Reporting is required at the end of each financial year, consistent with the methodologies and submission processes in the Approved Costing Guidance. This only includes those NHS Health Care Providers noted in the Costing Mandation Timetable  and does not include non-NHS Health Care Providers.

Time

The data is collected annually. It must be submitted in accordance with the timetable set out by NHS England  and  NHS Improvement in the National Cost Collection Guidance (part of the  Approved Costing Guidance).

Format

The data should be submitted in an XML file, created by NHS England's and  NHS Improvement's Data Validation Tool (DVT). Information on how to access and use this tool is included in the National Cost Collection Guidance (part of the Approved Costing Guidance).

Transmission

Patient Level Information Costing data will be submitted to NHS Digital using Secure Electronic File Transfer  (SEFT). Secure Electronic File Transfer  (SEFT) can only be accessed by registered and approved users and NHS England  and  NHS Improvement will invite relevant people to register for the service and provide details of the log in process.

Mandation

The Mandation column indicates the recommendation for the inclusion of data.

  • M = Mandatory: this data element is mandatory and the technical process (e.g. submission of the data set, production of output etc) cannot be completed without this data element being present

  • R = Required: NHS business processes cannot be delivered without this data element.

Data Set Constraints

For guidance on the Data Set constraints, see the:

Specification

MESSAGE HEADER

To carry the message header details.One occurrence of this group is required.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER (CODE OF SUBMITTING ORGANISATION)

M

FINANCIAL YEAR (PATIENT LEVEL INFORMATION COSTING)

M

REPORTING PERIOD START DATE

M

REPORTING PERIOD END DATE

M

DATE AND TIME DATA SET CREATED

M

CARE ACTIVITY TYPE (PATIENT LEVEL INFORMATION COSTING)

M

PLICS SUBMISSION RECORD COUNT

M

MONTHLY EXTRACT TOTAL COST (PATIENT LEVEL INFORMATION COSTING)

PERSONAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DETAILS

To carry the personal and demographic details.One occurrence of this group is required.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER (CODE OF PROVIDER)

R

PATIENT LEVEL INFORMATION COSTING CARE ACTIVITY IDENTIFIER

R

CDS UNIQUE IDENTIFIER

R

NHS NUMBER

R

NHS NUMBER STATUS INDICATOR CODE

R

POSTCODE OF USUAL ADDRESS

R

PERSON BIRTH DATE

R

PERSON STATED GENDER CODE

CARE ACTIVITY DETAILS

To carry the care activity details.One occurrence of this group is required.

Mandation

Data Elements

R

PATIENT PATHWAY IDENTIFIER

R

ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER (PATIENT PATHWAY IDENTIFIER ISSUER)

M

POINT OF DELIVERY CODE (PATIENT LEVEL INFORMATION COSTING)

R

ATTENDANCE IDENTIFIER

M

APPOINTMENT DATE

M

APPOINTMENT TIME

M

ACTIVITY TREATMENT FUNCTION CODE

R

CYSTIC FIBROSIS BANDING

CURRENCY DETAILS

To carry the currency details.One occurrence of this group is required.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

HEALTHCARE RESOURCE GROUP CODE (OUT-PATIENT CARE)

COSTING DETAILS

To carry the costing details.One occurrence of this group is required.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

ACTIVITY IDENTIFIER (PATIENT LEVEL INFORMATION COSTING)

M

ACTIVITY COUNT (PATIENT LEVEL INFORMATION COSTING)

M

ACTIVITY RESOURCE IDENTIFIER (PATIENT LEVEL INFORMATION COSTING)

M

PATIENT LEVEL INFORMATION COSTING TOTAL COST

Also Known As

This data set is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Short name Acute Out-Patient Care