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Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation (VERA)

Metadata Updated: July 2, 2019

The Veterans Equitable Resource Allocation (VERA) database, is operated by the Allocation Resource Center (ARC) in Braintree, MA. The ARC is part of the Resource Allocation [HTML_REMOVED] Execution Office of the Office of Finance. The database is developed from the Patient Treatment File, National Patient Care Database, Fee Basis Medical and Pharmacy System, Decision Support System (DSS) National extracts, DSS Derived Monthly Program Cost Report (MPCR), Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Minimum Data Set (MDS), Clinical Case Registry (CCR), and Home Dialysis Data Collection System, the Pharmacy Benefits Management database and the Consolidated Enrollment File. Most of the clinical data is Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture data which is transmitted to the Austin Information Technology Center (AITC) where it is retrieved by the ARC each month. The ARC also retrieves DSS cost data from the AITC as well. Some additional information is received from the Hines Pharmacy Benefits Management and the CCR databases. The data from these sources is combined to develop patient-specific care and cost data for each hospitalization or visit at the location or treatment level. Aggregate tables summarize this data for reporting and analysis purposes. The VERA databases are the basis for resource allocation in the Veterans Health Administration.

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Non-public: This dataset is not for public access or use. Specific details are provided below. License: Creative Commons CCZero
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, protected health information.

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Metadata Created Date July 2, 2019
Metadata Updated Date July 2, 2019

Metadata Source

Harvested from VA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date July 2, 2019
Metadata Updated Date July 2, 2019
Publisher Department of Veterans Affairs
Unique Identifier VA-VHA-OF-001
VHA Open Data
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level non-public
Bureau Code 029:15
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id e475c004-8502-48b3-9637-3ed3735077a3
Harvest Source Id e868f753-9395-4666-a30c-219334a64c6b
Harvest Source Title VA JSON
Data First Published 2017-07-26
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2017-07-26
Program Code 029:040
Rights Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, protected health information.
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 7f647900cc9f869be2b07b6e00f5ea601ad31176
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1989-01-01T05:00:00Z/2014-12-31T05:00:00Z
Category Basic Statistics, Use, and Operational Data

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