This file specification describes the file format used to send information to the Ministry for inclusion in the National Non-admitted Patient Collection (NNPAC). It includes the file layout and, to a lesser extend, the business rules used for validating the data items within the file.
There are two audiences for this document:
- Software developers designing, implementing and altering provider systems to ensure that they export information in a format suitable for loading into the national collection.
- Business analysts verifying that all required data elements are present and specified correctly.
This document needs to be read in conjunction with the excel document: List of Valid Purchase Units. This is located in the downloads section.