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Home Based Primary Care (HBC)

Metadata Updated: April 25, 2021

The Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) database receives and compiles data from local Hospital Based Home Care (HBHC) sanctioned programs at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) that run home care programs under the Home Based Primary Care program. The primary purpose is to provide HBPC management with case mix, case load, and other performance information. The HBPC information system is referred to as HBC at the VA Austin Information Technology Center and as HBHC at the local level. The HBHC automated a paper-based system of reporting home care episodes. When an admission form is completed, an episode is opened and input into HBHC for a potential home care patient. The patient is evaluated and accepted to or rejected from the program. When a patient leaves the program for any reason an episode is closed and a discharge form completed and input into HBHC. HBHC runs a nightly extract of information within the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture. Extractions include information on all Patient Care Encounters (PCEs) with the patient and home visits made by home care providers. Details of which provider(s) made the visit, the date, any diagnosis and any procedures performed are included. Each local application sends its data to the Austin HBC database on a monthly basis. A monthly report is prepared based on this information identifying the active cases at each VAMC. A more detailed quarterly report is produced that includes national comparisons among sites.

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Non-public: This dataset is not for public access or use. Specific details are provided below. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 25, 2021

Metadata Source

Harvested from VA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 25, 2021
Publisher Department of Veterans Affairs
Identifier VA-VHA-PCS-009
Data First Published 2017-07-26
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2020-12-01
Rights Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, protected health information.
Category Basic Statistics, Use, and Operational Data
Public Access Level non-public
Bureau Code 029:15
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id 3dd780ac-9328-4c2a-ad6b-c611ee018179
Harvest Source Id fcd1f625-1c2e-4663-95cf-1b0eb053cce1
Harvest Source Title VA JSON
Homepage URL
Program Code 029:058
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 1759b463a32c1dd400847a27dbaba4ac47c584c2
Source Schema Version 1.1
System of Records
Temporal 1983-01-01T05:00:00Z/2014-12-31T05:00:00Z

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