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State of Alaska

Health Facilities Data Reporting Program (HFDR)

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Health Analytics and Vital Records, Health Facilities Data Reporting Program (HFDR)
The Alaska Health Facilities Data Reporting Program (HFDR) collects inpatient and outpatient discharge data from Alaska health care facilities. These facilities include private, municipal, state, or federal hospitals; hospitals operated by Alaska Native organizations; psychiatric hospitals; independent diagnostic testing facilities; residential psychiatric treatment centers; skilled nursing facilities; intermediate care facilities; and ambulatory surgical facilities.

The data collected from these facilities comprise the Alaska Inpatient Database and the Alaska Outpatient Database. Health facilities discharge data show utilization of health services and provide evidence of the conditions for which people receive treatment. Data provide valuable information for decision makers at all levels, monitoring emerging issues in health status and health service delivery, and need for expanded services and facilities.

Data from the Health Facilities Data Reporting Program are used for public health planning, community health status assessments, injury and disease surveillance. They can contribute to quality assessment and performance improvement activities, health services research, and informing policy deliberations and legislation. As a longitudinal data set, trends can be monitored over time; standardization enables comparison to national benchmarks.

Topics

Ambulatory Surgery/Outpatient Anxiety and depression
Asthma Cancer
Cardiovascular disease Chronic diseases
Demographics Diabetes
Emergency department visitsExpected payer
Falls Health care charges
Health care utilization HIV/AIDS
HospitalizationsInjury
Mental healthOral health
Preventable hospitalizations Women's health
Billing records
Discharges on billing records
As reported on standardized billing records
Discharges from all applicable facilities
Age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin as reporting on standardized billing records
Patient residence by ZIP code
2001-2012: most larger hospitals in the state; 2015 and forward: mandatory participation by all hospitals and ASCs
Mandatory reporting by applicable facilities
Mandatory reporting under 7 AAC 27.660
All applicable facilities under 7 AAC 27.660
Mandatory reporting by all applicable facilities. The Alaska Health Facilities Data Reporting Program (HFDR) collects inpatient and outpatient discharge data from Alaska health care facilities including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and nursing homes. The data collected comprise the Alaska Inpatient Database and the Alaska Outpatient Database. Data include diagnosis and procedure codes, length of stay, patient demographics, and billed charges.
Charges are billed charges and do not reflect actual amounts paid or contracted amounts. Diagnosis and procedure codes are as reported through billing processes.
Limited Data Set available for approved uses with payment of fee and signed Data Use Agreement. Restrictions apply to publication of small numbers. Special analysis requests charged $75 per hour when over 5 hours.
Mary McEwen, MPH
Planner IV
Mary.McEwen@alaska.gov
(907) 465-8505
Health Analytics and Vital Records Section
Division of Public Health
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
5441 Commercial Blvd
Juneau, AK 99801

The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (Ak-IBIS) web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Mon, 19 February 2018 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Alaska Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov ".

Content updated: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:21:40 AKST
The information provided above is from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' Center for Health Data and Statistics AK-IBIS web site (http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/). The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: " Retrieved Mon, 19 February 2018 1:14:58 from Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Center for Health Data and Statistics, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site: http://ibis.dhss.alaska.gov/ ".

Content updated: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:21:40 AKST