1-22. CRITERIA FOR SERVICE REVIEW
a. Criteria for Validating Completeness. Services generally review WWR
based upon historical performance. If a clinic service is over or under by a given
percentage from the previous report or the report of a year ago from the same reporting
month, the Service will ask the MTF to explain the variation.
b. Rejected Reports and Required MTF Response. The Services require the
MTFs to respond within a given period of time, generally before the 15th day of the month
following the reporting period.
Section VI - AVAILABLE WWR OUTPUT REPORTS BY SOURCE
1-23. CHCS GENERATED REPORTS AVAILABLE ON ELECTRONIC FILE
a. Worldwide Workload Report--American Standard Code for Information
Interchange (ASCII) File. The ASCII file is an electronic version of WWR used to transmit
aggregate workload to Service Biometrics Agencies.
(1) The system recalculates the prior month's inpatient data (Section
admissions; bed days, sick days, and Section V dispositions; cumulative bed days; and
cumulative sick days). The CHCS includes records changed from the previous month's
report in the ASCII file. A `C' appears in the `Type Record' field position 47.
(2) A dash represents zero entries in the WWR. The CHCS protocol does not
print a line if it contains no data. Columns always print whether or not data is available.
Brackets around values in the report indicate subtotals at the primary sort (e.g., 3rd level
(3) The capability to transfer electronic files is supported through the CHCS
ETU using the TCP/IP transfer protocol; however, alternate modes of transmission, such as
diskettes, can be used. Technical guidance regarding support of the ETU should be
obtained from your local CHCS Systems Administrator or from the Service CHCS
(4) The WWR ASCII file (for electronic transmission) can be created once the
monthly data for the WWR is compiled. Users can output the report to specified devices or
in the ASCII format to a designated default directory.
(5) The default directory is accessible through a restricted virtual memory
system (VMS) account. A specific security key is needed to access this file. If the
directory is left blank, the file is automatically sent to TaskMan.