Outpatient Surgery Data Reporting
What is Outpatient Surgery Data Reporting?
Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-654 requires licensed outpatient surgical facilities and hospital outpatient surgical departments to report patient identifiable encounter data beginning July 1, 2015 and thereafter, to the Health Systems Planning (HSP) unit of the Office of Health Strategy (OHS).
OHS utilizes such data to fulfill its responsibilities such as assessing availability and utilization of health care services; evaluating unmet needs and gaps in services; developing and maintaining a statewide health care facilities and services plan; decision-making in certificate of need; and public health planning. The statute also authorizes HSP to provide access to the data to qualified entities and individuals.