Texas Health Care Information Collection

THCIC was created by the 74th Texas Legislature in 1995. THCIC's charge is to collect data and report on health care activity in hospitals and health maintenance organizations operating in Texas. The goal is to provide information that will enable consumers to have an impact on the cost and quality of health care in Texas.

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General Public Information

Consumer reports. Hospital Quality, Statistical, Preventable Hospitalization, and HMO reports. MONAHRQ data tool. Consumer reports and statistical briefs on hospital quality, pediatric quality, preventable hospitalizations, utilization, and other select topics. Hospital quality indicators established by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) are available on Texas Health Data.

Health Data Researcher Information

Data - Inpatient and Outpatient Public Data, Research Data, Free Data, Data Order Forms, Data Purchasers.

Information on inpatient and outpatient discharges from Texas hospitals, including patient and facility characteristics, diagnoses, procedures, and charges. Select topics are available through the query tools, and complete data files can be ordered for original research.

Facility Reporting Requirements

Facility Requirements - Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Center reporting requirements, Technical Specifications Manuals, Data Reporting Schedule, HMO reporting requirements. Information and resources for reporting Hospital and Ambulatory Surgery Centers, including forms, schedules, and training.

THCIC maintains a Registry of Health Care Providers and Referral Groups available to provide life-sustaining treatment or other services relating to the Texas Advance Directives Act.