The health information collected under South Carolina Code of Laws § 44-6-170 is maintained by the Data Integration and Analysis Division. 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.
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.