Patient Level Information Costing System Integrated Data Set - Specialist Ward Care (Acute)

Patient Level Information Costing System Integrated Data Set - Specialist Ward Care (Acute)

Overview

Please note that the NHS Data Model and Dictionary content relating to the Patient Level Information Costing System data sets has not been updated for the financial year 2021-2022.  Please refer to the Information Standards pages at: Patient Level Information and Costing Systems for the latest specifications.  

Introduction

The Patient Level Information Costing System Integrated Data Set  is used to standardise the method of reporting cost information at PATIENT level. All designated NHS Health Care Providers are required to submit Patient Level Information Costing  data.

The Patient Level Information Costing System Integrated Data Set  is used to:

  • inform new methods of pricing NHS SERVICES

  • inform new approaches and other changes to the design of the currencies used to price NHS SERVICES

  • contribute to NHS England's strategic objective of a 'single national cost collection

  • inform the relationship between provider characteristics and cost

  • help NHS Trusts to maximise use of their resources and improve efficiencies, as required by the provider licence

  • identify the relationship between PATIENT characteristics and cost

  • support an approach to benchmarking for regulatory purposes.

Data Extract Specification

Description

NHS England has mandated designated NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts to record and report:

Reporting is required at the end of each financial year, consistent with the methodologies and submission processes in the Approved Costing Guidance. This only includes those NHS Health Care Providers noted in the Costing Mandation Timetable  and does not include non-NHS Health Care Providers.

Time

The data is collected annually. It must be submitted in accordance with the timetable set out by NHS England in the National Cost Collection Guidance (part of the  Approved Costing Guidance).

Format

The data should be submitted in an XML file, created by NHS England's Data Validation Tool (DVT). Information on how to access and use this tool is included in the National Cost Collection Guidance (part of the Approved Costing Guidance).

Transmission

Patient Level Information Costing data will be submitted to NHS Digital using Secure Electronic File Transfer  (SEFT). Secure Electronic File Transfer  (SEFT) can only be accessed by registered and approved users and NHS England will invite relevant people to register for the service and provide details of the log in process.

Mandation

The Mandation column indicates the recommendation for the inclusion of data.

  • M = Mandatory: this data element is mandatory and the technical process (e.g. submission of the data set, production of output etc) cannot be completed without this data element being present

  • R = Required: NHS business processes cannot be delivered without this data element.

Data Set Constraints

For guidance on the Data Set constraints, see the:

 

Specification

PERSONAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC DETAILS

To carry the personal and demographic details.One occurrence of this group is required.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER (CODE OF PROVIDER)

R

PATIENT LEVEL INFORMATION COSTING CARE ACTIVITY IDENTIFIER

CURRENCY DETAILS

To carry the currency details.One occurrence of this group is required.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

HEALTHCARE RESOURCE GROUP CODE (UNBUNDLED ACTIVITY)

Also Known As

This data set is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Short name Integrated Specialist Ward Care (Acute)