The final data submission specifications for the Home Care Reporting System (HCRS) and the interRAI Contact Assessment (HCRS-CA) have been released to vendors. Vendors may begin their annual mandatory testing of HCRS or HCRS-CA submission files as of March 5, 2018.

The 2018–2019 specifications apply to data collection as of April 1, 2018. HCRS and HCRS-CA will be ready to receive data based on the new specifications as of June 5, 2018. All files submitted on or after June 5 will be processed using the 2018–2019 specifications.

Download the bulletin that summarizes the key minor specification changes for 2018-2019.