(2) Do not report patients absent sick for the entire period of hospitalization,
CRO cases, and transient patients who are en route from one MTF to another.
(3) The CHCS automatically computes and reports admissions based on
entries and corrections made in the CHCS for the reporting period.
b. Inpatient Bed Days. Inpatient bed days are the number of days patients spent
in an operating bed at the census taking hour (normally midnight) during the reporting
period. One inpatient bed day is counted for patients admitted and discharged (final
disposition) on the same day. Do not include bassinet days or beds occupied by
boarders, transient patients, or beds assigned to patients who are on ward absence after
midnight, convalescent leave, subsisting out, absent with out leave (AWOL), or patients in a
status out to the medical holding unit. All inpatient bed days appear in columns 05-08 with
an Item Code of 00. The CHCS automatically computes and reports inpatient bed days
based on entries and corrections made in the CHCS for the reporting period.
c. Inpatient Sick Days. Inpatient sick days are the number of days patients were
on the hospital rolls during the reporting period. It includes inpatient bed days as well as
convalescent leave days, cooperative and supplemental care days, and other days
(AWOL, subsisting out, permanent change of station (PCS) home, etc.). The day of
admission is counted as a sick day. The day of disposition is not counted as a sick day
except in the case of an admission and discharge on the same day. All inpatient sick days
appear in columns 09-12 with an Item Code of 00, excluding sick days attributable to a live
birth admission. Absent sick days do not appear in this category but are reported in
Section II as Item Code 02. The CHCS automatically computes inpatient sick days based
on entries and corrections made in the CHCS for the reporting period.
d. Visits General. Visits are always reported as Item Code 00. Report all
inpatient clinic visits in columns 13-16 and outpatient visits in columns 17-21. The CHCS
automatically computes visits based upon entries and corrections made in the CHCS for
the reporting period. Appointment types in the CHCS must be set to be count (reportable)
or noncount (nonreportable) visits.
e. Visit Criteria. The following three criteria must be met before a visit can be
(1) Interaction required. There must be interaction between an authorized
patient and a healthcare provider.