March, 2016

The final data submission specifications for the Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS) have been released to vendors. Vendors may begin their annual mandatory testing of HCRS or HCRS-CA submission files as of March 3, 2016.

CIHI will implement the 2016–2017 specifications for CCRS on April 1, 2016. All files submitted to CCRS on or after April 1 will be processed using the 2016–2017 specifications.

This bulletin summarizes the key minor specification changes for 2016-2017.