These change notifications affect the National Non-Admitted Patient Collection (NNPAC).
Clarify Reporting Requirements for Hospital Services Delivered by Other Providers
When provision of health services is contracted to the primary health care sector, the requirements of the service specifications (and therefore the reporting requirements) do not change. Both the DHBs and the Ministry still need the minimum set of data reported to NNPAC and NMDS to be available in the data warehouse.
The Operational Policy Framework (OPF) requires DHBs to ensure that new service providers are contractually required to collect and report information to the national collections.
Purchase Unit Data Dictionary (PUDD) Changes for Versions 17.2 & 18
The Purchase Unit Data Dictionary (PUDD) lists current Purchase Units for DHB and Ministry contracting and reporting purposes.
Bowel Screening Pilot
A bowel screening pilot began in Waitemata DHB in October 2011. The pilot is being funded nationally by the Ministry of Health and the colonoscopies provided as part of the pilot need to be distinguished from those provided and funded by Waitemata DHB as part of their medical and surgical services or purchased by the Ministry as part of Elective funding.
Reactivate HSC S11 & M24
Auckland DHB would like to identify NMDS and NNPAC event records for patients treated by the Intestinal Failure Specialist Service and for patients treated by the Paediatric Metabolic Service.