Hospital Inpatient Discharges

2011 Reporting Data Completeness Issues

The 2011 Inpatient Annual Report was completed using data reported as of 10/3/2012. The completeness of the SPARCS data is based on two reviews: the SPARCS Annual Reconciliation Process and a comparison to the Institutional Cost Report (ICR) as supplied by the facilities to the Department of Health. At the conclusion of the 2011 SPARCS Annual Reconciliation Process, the following inpatient facilities reported two or more months below their expected target of monthly discharges.

As of 10/3/2012, the 2011 total inpatient discharges collected by SPARCS were 98% of the total discharges reported on the ICR. This indicates that the 2011 SPARCS inpatient reporting is complete.

Name PFI Reporting Details
Adirondack Medical Center at Lake Placid 0306 Facility reported its emergency department data under the Adirondack Medical Center at Saranac Lake, PFI 0324, due to the small number of patients. Effective 1/1/2012 Adirondack Medical Center at Lake Placid will begin reporting the emergency department data under its PFI 0324.
Ellenville Regional 1002 A critical care hospital, provides inpatient services, but the facility was unable to submit SPARCS data due to a technical issue. The facility will begin reporting 6/1/2012.
McClellan Campus 0830 Facility does not provide inpatient services. The facility continues to retain inpatient services on its operating certificate.
Monroe Community Hospital 0414 A rehabilitation hospital with few inpatient beds. Inpatient patient records are generally less than ten per year.
North General Hospital 2968 Closed 07/09/2011.
Orange Regional Medical Center 0699 Opened a new facility at 707 East Main Street Middletown, New York closing the older hospitals in Goshen, New York and at 60 Prospect Avenue Middletown, New York.
Oswego Hospital Alvin L Krakau 0012 Reported its inpatient and outpatient services data under Oswego Hospital, PFI 0727. Effective 1/1/2012 Oswego Hospital Alvin L Krakau will begin reporting the inpatient and outpatient services data under its own PFI.
Rockefeller University Hospital 1465 A research hospital with no charged inpatient beds.
Sisters of Charity Hospital 0218 Facility had fewer records than expected by September, 2012. By January, 2013 the facility finished reporting the proper number of patient records.
St. Francis Hospital Beacon Division 0179 Closed 5/1/2009, but has continued to report services under this PFI. The facility is in the process of removing these reports to the St. Francis Hospital Poughkeepsie Division, PFI 0180.
St. Josephs Hospital of Cheektowaga 0292 Facility had fewer records than expected by September, 2012. By January, 2013 the facility finished reporting the proper number of patient records.
St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital 0698 Closed 07/01/2011.
SVCMC St. Vincent's Manhattan Hospital 1471 Closed 08/05/2011.
TLC Health Network Lake Shore Hospital 0114 Facility had fewer records than expected by September, 2012. By January, 2013 the facility finished reporting the proper number of patient records.
Tritown Regional Health Center 8554 Does not provide inpatient services, but the facility continues to retain inpatient services on its operating certificate.

2010 Reporting Data Completeness Issues

The 2010 Inpatient Annual Report was completed using data reported as of 10/5/2012. The completeness of the SPARCS data is based on two reviews: the SPARCS Annual Reconciliation Process and a comparison to the Institutional Cost Report (ICR) as supplied by the facilities to the Department of Health. At the conclusion of the 2010 SPARCS Annual Reconciliation Process, the following inpatient facilities reported two or more months below their expected target of monthly discharges.

As of 10/5/2012, the 2010 total inpatient discharges collected by SPARCS were 98% of the total discharges reported on the ICR. This indicates that the 2010 SPARCS inpatient reporting is complete.

Name PFI Reporting Details
Jones Memorial Health Center 0102 SPARCS data for Jones Memorial Health Center reported its inpatient data under the PFI 0103 Woman's Christian Association Hospital. As of 1/1/2011 the data for Jones Memorial Health Center reported its SPARCS inpatient data under its own facility.
Tritown Regional Health Center 8554 Facility does not provide inpatient services, but continues to retain inpatient services on its operating certificate.
McClellan Campus 0830 Facility does not provide inpatient services. The facility continues to retain inpatient services on its operating certificate.
Ellenville Regional 1002 A critical care hospital provides inpatient services, but the facility was unable to submit SPARCS data due to a technical issue.
North General Hospital 2968 Closed 7/31/2010.
Monroe Community Hospital 0414 A rehabilitation hospital with few inpatient beds. Inpatient patient records are generally less than ten per year.
Rockefeller University Hospital 1465 A research hospital with no charged inpatient beds.
Rochester General Hospital 0411 Facility had 653 fewer patient records than expected for January, 2010.
St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital 0698 Facility had fewer inpatient records than expected in 2010 as the facility closed their inpatient department (closure in 2011).
Benedictine Hospital 0989 Facility had fewer inpatient records than expected starting in May of 2010 due to the closure of their emergency department in April, 2010.

2009 Reporting Data Completeness Issues

The 2009 Inpatient Annual Report was completed using data reported as of 12/1/2010. The completeness of the SPARCS data is based on two reviews: the SPARCS Annual Reconciliation Process and a comparison to the Institutional Cost Report (ICR) as supplied by the facilities to the Department of Health. At the conclusion of the 2009 SPARCS Annual Reconciliation Process, the following inpatient facilities reported two or more months below their expected target of monthly discharges.

Name PFI Discharge Count
   Previous Year 2008 Current Year 2009
St. Luke's Cornwall Hosp Cornwall Div0698 3,4742,232
Albert Lindley Lee Memorial Hosp 0724 1,7970
Community Hosp Dobbs Ferry 1124 1,7561,319
Lutheran Medical Center 1304 35,62326,204

As of 2/15/11, the 2009 total inpatient discharges collected by SPARCS were 100% of the total discharges reported on the ICR. This indicates that the 2009 SPARCS inpatient reporting is 100% complete.

2008 Reporting Data Completeness Issues

The 2008 Inpatient Annual Report was completed using data reported as of 12/1/2010. The completeness of the SPARCS data is based on two reviews: the SPARCS Annual Reconciliation process and a comparison to the Institutional Cost Report (ICR) as supplied by the facilities to the Department of Health. At the conclusion of the 2008 SPARCS Annual Reconciliation Process all inpatient facilities were reporting at or above their expected target of monthly discharges. As of 2/15/11, the 2008 total inpatient discharges collected by SPARCS were 100% of the total discharges reported on the ICR. This indicates that the 2008 SPARCS inpatient reporting is 100% complete.

2007 Reporting Data Completeness Issues

The 2007 Inpatient Annual Report was completed using data reported as of 12/1/2010. Starting in 2007, the completeness of the SPARCS data added the review of the SPARCS Annual Reconciliation process. This process compared each facility's monthly submission to a target based on the previous year's submission. (The target is calculated by taking 80% of the previous year's monthly average. February and December target is set using 75% of the monthly average). At the conclusion of the 2007 SPARCS Annual Reconciliation Process all inpatient facilities were reporting at or above their expected target of monthly discharges. In addition to the Annual Reconciliation review, the completeness of the SPARCS data is compared to the Institutional Cost Report (ICR) as supplied by the facilities to the Department of Health. As of 2/15/2011, the 2007 total inpatient discharges collected by SPARCS were 102% of the total discharges reported on the ICR. This indicates that the 2007 SPARCS inpatient reporting is 100% complete.

2006 Reporting Data Completeness Issues

As of 5/1/2008, the 2006 SPARCS file was approximately 98% complete as compared to the Institutional Cost Report (ICR) as supplied by the facilities to the Department of Health. The 2006 SPARCS file was used to create these Annual Report Tables.

The following hospitals have two or more months identified with a probable under reporting of discharges:

Name PFI Reporting Details
Brunswick Hospital Center 0878 No discharges for January - December
Cortland Regional Medical 0158 Low discharges for October
Jones Memorial Hospital 0039 Low discharges for February
Lincoln Med & Mental Health Center 1172 Low discharges for July
Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hosp 1452 Low discharges for December
Monroe Community Hospital 0414 No discharges for July, November
New York Eye Ear Infirmary 1460 Low discharges for September
Rockefeller University Hospital 1465 No discharges for December
U M M C Bank Street Campus 0340 No discharges for January
W M Burke Rehab Hospital 1046 Low discharges for January, September

NOTE:  In 2006 St. James Mercy Hospital (PFI 0870) and St. James Mercycare Hospital (PFI 5785) reported discharges separately. Previous to 2006, all discharges were reported under St. James Mercy Hospital (PFI 0870).

NOTE:  The 2006 data file used for the annual report reflects any inpatient submission as of 5/09/2008, i.e., this date reflects the last date that any inpatient facility sent in 2006 data

SOURCE:  http://www.health.state.ny.us/statistics/sparcs/reports/inaud06.htm (2006 Audit Report)

2005 Reporting Data Completeness Issues

As of 5/1/2008, the 2005 SPARCS file was approximately 98% complete as compared to the Institutional Cost Report (ICR) as supplied by the facilities to the Department of Health. The 2005 SPARCS file was used to create these Annual Report Tables.

The following hospitals have two or more months identified with a probable under reporting of discharges:

Name PFI Reporting Details
Brunswick Hospital Center 0878 Low discharges for September
No discharges for October - December
Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital 1487 Low discharges for December
Columbia Memorial Hospital 0146 Low discharges for September - October
Monroe Community Hospital 0414 No discharges for March - December
N Y United Hosp Med Center 1092 No discharges for February - December (Closed effective 2/5/2005)
Rockefeller University Hospital 1465 No discharges for July
St. James Mercy Hosp Mercycare 5785 No discharges (for 20 Alcohol Rehab beds) during January - December reported under St. James Hospital PFI 0870
SVCMC St. Mary's Hospital of Brooklyn 1310 Low discharges for September
No discharges for October - December (Closed effective 10/4/2005)
SVCMC Mary Immaculate Hospital 3013 Low discharges for September
The Hospital 0172 No discharges for February - December (Closed effective 8/31/2005)

NOTE:  The 2005 data file used for the annual report reflects any inpatient submission as of 5/09/2008, i.e., this date reflects the last date that any inpatient facility sent in 2005 data.

SOURCE:  http://www.health.state.ny.us/statistics/sparcs/reports/inaud05.htm (2005 Audit Report)

2004 Reporting Data Completeness Issues

As of 5/1/2008, the 2004 SPARCS file was approximately 99% complete as compared to the Institutional Cost Report (ICR) as supplied by the facilities to the Department of Health. The 2004 SPARCS file was used to create these Annual Report Tables.

The following hospitals have two or more months identified with a probable under reporting of discharges:

Name PFI Reporting Details
Beth Israel Medical Center Singer Division 1441 No discharges for August - December (Closed effective 8/1/2004)
Monroe Community Hospital 0414 No discharges for January, April - December
Our Lady of Mercy Florence Division 1181 No discharges for February - December (Closed effective 1/31/2004)
Rockefeller University Hospital 1465 No discharges for June
Sheehan Memorial Hospital 0211 Low Discharges for January - March
St. James Mercy Hosp Mercycare 5785 No discharges (for 20 Alcohol Rehab beds) during January - December reported under St. James Hospital PFI 0870
SVCMC St. Joseph's Hosp Division 0016 Low discharges for August - December (Closed effective 12/31/2004)
The Hospital 0172 Low Discharges for July - November

NOTE:  The 2004 data file used for the annual report reflects any inpatient submission as of 5/12/2008, i.e., this date reflects the last date that any inpatient facility sent in 2004 data.

SOURCE:  http://www.health.state.ny.us/statistics/sparcs/reports/inaud04.htm (2004 Audit Report)

2003 Reporting Data Completeness Issues

As of 5/1/2008, the 2003 SPARCS file was approximately 99% complete as compared to the Institutional Cost Report (ICR) as supplied by the facilities to the Department of Health. The 2003 SPARCS file was used to create these Annual Report Tables.

The following hospitals have two or more months identified with a probable under reporting of discharges:

Name PFI Reporting Details
AMC - South Clinical Campus 0002 No Discharges for May
Brooklyn Caledonian Caledon Div 1291 No discharges for January - December (Closed effective 9/8/2003)
Cabrini Medical Center 1440 Low discharges for June, August - September, November - December
Cuba Memorial 0037 Low discharges for November
Island Medical Center 0505 Low discharges for July
No discharges for August - December(Closed effective 7/23/2003)
McClellan Hospital 1016 No discharges for January - December (Closed effective 4/30/2003)
Monroe Community Hospital 0414 No discharges for April - December
River Hospital Inc. 0377 No discharges for January - June, August - November
Sheehan Memorial Hospital 0211 Low discharges for October - December
Staten Island Univ Hospital 1741 No discharges for April - December (Closed effective 3/18/2003)
St. Agnes Hospital 1044 Low discharges for April, October
No discharges for March, November - December (Closed effective 10/10/2003)
St. James Mercy Hosp Mercycare 5785 No discharges (for 20 Alcohol Rehab beds) during January - December reported under St. James Hospital PFI 0870
ViaHealth of Wayne Myers Campus 1037 No discharges for January - December (Closed effective 1/3/2003)
Westfield Memorial Hospital 0111 No Discharges for January - February

NOTE:  The 2003 data file used for the annual report reflects any inpatient submission as of 5/18/2008, i.e., this date reflects the last date that any inpatient facility sent in 2003 data.

SOURCE:  http://www.health.state.ny.us/statistics/sparcs/reports/inaud03.htm (2003 Audit Report)