Healthcare

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We make government better by turning data into information and information into knowledge
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Health Utilization Reports
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The health information collected under South Carolina Code of Laws § 44-6-170 and maintained by Health and Demographics. The health information includes data from Uniform Billing (UB-04) and CMS-1500 billing systems on inpatient discharges, emergency department visits, outpatient surgery, imaging, radiation therapy and other outpatient services requiring Certificate of Need (CON) from both short-term acute care hospitals and licensed freestanding centers in the state.

These databases include reasons for use of services (ICD-10-CM diagnoses), types of services received (ICD-10-CM procedures or HCPCS/CPT procedures), charges for services by revenue center, length of stay, patient disposition, etc.

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Health Utilization
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More information about health utilization related terms and the AHRQ CCS diagnosis and procedure groupings used in the reports below.
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Health Utilization
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South Carolina emergency department visits and charges by Multi-Level AHRQ CCS Diagnosis Categories and patient demographics.
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Health Utilization
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South Carolina outpatient surgery visits and charges by AHRQ CCS Services and Procedures categories and patient demographics. Outpatient surgery data includes hospital-based and free-standing center outpatient surgery visits.
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Health Utilization
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South Carolina acute care inpatient discharges and charges by Multi-Level AHRQ CCS Diagnosis Categories and patient demographics.
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Data Oversight Council
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The South Carolina Data Oversight Council, a fifteen member public/private body formed by the state statute with RFA as staff, oversees the collection and release of health information collected under § 44-6-170, South Carolina Code of Law. The Data Oversight Council reviews and approves applications for the release of health care data at the encounter level.

For more information, call (803) 898-9970.

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