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Indian Health Service: The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives
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National Data Warehouse (NDW)  

Data Content

During the initial load of the data warehouse, NPIRS asked the sites to send all registration and encounter data dating back to October 1, 2000. Most sites were able to do so, but not all. Some also sent encounter data prior to that date, but this data is sparse.

Data includes (but is not limited to):

     Registration      Encounter
  • Patient identification
  • Chart numbers and locations
  • Address
  • Social Security Number
  • Tribal membership and benefit class
  • Insurance eligibility
  • Alias (AKA names)
  • Admission and discharge dates
  • Patient data
  • Location (Facility/clinic) of the service
  • Provider discipline
  • Procedure, diagnosis, injury and dental codes
  • Lab tests and clinical measurements
  • Health factors
  • Patient Education
  • Medication
  • Contract Health Service data such as authorization number, authorizing facility and cost

Please refer to the Meta Data and Standard Code Book tabs under this section for further information on those subjects.
Below are some commonly asked questions concerning data content within the NDW:

What standards do we adhere to/strive toward?
Is there a Thesaurus or other names for our fields?
Do we have registration/encounters with Temporary charts? How are they treated?
Do we have social security disability insurance (SSI) info?
Do we have demo patient encounter records?

RPMS Encounters are screened before being exported to the NDW and any encounter records that are for patients whose name begins with the standard phrase “DEMO,PATIENT” are excluded.   It is important to note, however,  that non-RPMS submissions, RPMS non-standard demo names, or RPMS name changes made after an encounter is sent will all circumvent this exclusion.  

RPMS Registrations are not screened to exclude patients whose name begins with the standard phrase “DEMO,PATIENT”. Those received by the NDW may be activated by visits received from other sources (from the Fiscal Intermediary for example). [Close]

Do we have the state in which a facility is located?
Do we have a variable that contains something like a “chart abstract?”
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