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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Validation Review of the Hospital Minimum Data Set of the Health Care Provider Cost Report Information System," (A-07-92-00500)

February 9, 1993


Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (1.62 MB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

This final audit report provides the results of our "Validation Review of the Hospital Minimum Data Set of the Health Care Provider Cost Report Information System." The purpose of our review was to determine the accuracy of the hospital Minimum Data Set and to inform users to the degree of reliance that could be placed on the data. Overall, we found MDS was well maintained and managed, and that the current error rate should be acceptable to most MDS users.