Data Submission - Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS)

The SPARCS data submission system collects pre-adjudicated discharge data including, patient level characteristics, diagnoses and treatments, services, and charges for each hospital inpatient stay and outpatient (ambulatory surgery, emergency department, and outpatient services) visit; and each ambulatory surgery and outpatient services visit to a hospital extension clinic and diagnostic and treatment center licensed to provide ambulatory surgery services.

SPARCS Submitter Forum

The SPARCS Program hosts quarterly webinars to provide updates and educational information to SPARCS data submitters. Each submitter forum concludes with a Q&A session for attendees to ask questions about SPARCS data submissions to the SPARCS Operations Team.

Meeting Summaries

Data Submission System Overview

Data Submission Help Desk

  • Phone Number: (866) 678-8646 option #2; Monday-Friday, 8AM-7PM EST
  • Website: SPARCS Portal; select Client Self-Service Portal under the Help Center dropdown

Vendor Agreement


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