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Non-VA Hospital System (NVH)

Metadata Updated: April 21, 2021

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) pays for care provided to VA beneficiaries in non-VA hospitals through its contract hospitalization program as mandated by Congress in the late 1980s. The Non-VA Hospital System (NVH) software captures the patient's Demographics, Provider, Hospital Name and Location, Medicare Provider Number, Diagnoses and Procedures for which the patient received care during his/her inpatient stay. The data is received from either the patient or the medical center providing the care (normally on a UB-92 form). The billing office employee enters the information into Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture and sends information to the Austin Information Technology Center (AITC). The non-VA hospitals are reimbursed at Medicare rates based on the Prospective System (PPS). PPS uses the appropriate Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs). Each DRG has a different rate-adjusted reimbursement based on the regional and urban/rural designation of the provider non-VA Hospitals. NVH is housed at the AITC and uses software developed by the AITC in conjunction with 3M and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It is a batch system written in Common Business Oriented Language, ALC, and Statistical Analysis Software. Processing occurs daily.

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 21, 2021

Metadata Source

Harvested from VA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 21, 2021
Publisher Department of Veterans Affairs
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier VA-VHA-CBO-008
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 6f3bd869-5ac6-4eb5-8a46-ed68c617caba
Harvest Source Id fcd1f625-1c2e-4663-95cf-1b0eb053cce1
Harvest Source Title VA JSON
Homepage URL
Program Code 029:040
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 7f7ff12bac5beacbe0eb1d0263f9ebc093d63993
Source Schema Version 1.1
System of Records
Temporal 1975-01-01T05:00:00Z/2014-12-31T05:00:00Z

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