(1) If errors,
inconsistencies, or incomplete elements are identified by the Department the
errors will be reported to the hospital in writing. Upon receiving written
notification of errors, the hospital facility shall investigate the problem and
shall supply correct information within fifteen (15) days from
(2) Discharge data
reported in an incorrect format or with elements inconsistent with T.C.A.
68-1-108 will be considered in error and returned to the reporting
(3) Discharge data
considered in error is subject to the penalties as prescribed in T.C.A.
68-1-108, unless the errors are corrected within fifteen (15) days after the
hospital receives notification of existing errors.
(4) After the quarterly data have been
computerized, edited, updated, and determined to be the final corrected set by
the Department, each hospital shall be given a ten (10) day opportunity to
review the quarterly data set relating to their hospital, if they so desire.
Upon the expiration of that ten day period, absent receipt of corrections
and/or revisions from the hospitals, the quarterly data is considered verified.
If corrections and/or revisions are received, the quarterly data is considered
verified once the corrections and/or revisions have been made by the
(5) The same procedure
as stated in paragraph (4) above shall be used for verification of the final
data set at the close of the data year.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule filed July
30, 1987; effective September 13, 1987. Repeal and new rule filed May 7, 1997;
effective July 21, 1997. Amendment filed June 14, 2006; effective August 28,
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-204, and 68-1-108.