If your data fails the initial Transmittal Validation level of editing, it will be rejected and will not be processed through the subsequent other MIRCal Edit Programs.

Program Description Likely Cause of Failure
Transmittal Validation Checks for proper file format and compares the 'Expected' (based on the Transmittal page information) to 'Actual' data submitted. Checks for:
  • Virus infected file
  • No data in file
  • Multiple files in the ZIP file
  • Incorrect file format (reference the current Format & File Specifications on our website)
  • Discrepancy in the number of records submitted versus the number you entered on the Transmittal page
  • Service Dates outside the report period date range
  • Incorrect Facility ID number in any record
  • MIRCal database error
Your data did not pass one of the Transmittal levels of editing.  The applicable Transmittal Error Message  regarding the cause of Transmittal Failure is displayed on the Main Error Summary page.  
Trend Edits                (T & TW flags)The Trend Edit Program compares the data in the current Report Period to your facility's historical data in previous Report Periods to identify uncharacteristic increases or decreases in percentages reported for certain data elements or categories.Your data caused the program to generate one or more critical Trend  Edit Flags. The applicable Trend Edit Flags are presented on the Trend Edit Summary Report.
Comparative Edits       (C & CW Flags)The Comparative Edit Program checks the data you submitted for reasonable or expected distribution/percentages for certain data elements or categories.Your data caused the program to generate one or more critical Comparative Edit Flags. The applicalbe Comparative Edit Flags are presented on the Comparative Edit Summary Report.
Standard Edits           (S & SW flags) Checks for data entry errors and inconsistencies of data reported within each record.  More than 2% of your records contain critical Standard Edit Flag errors. Standard Edits are presented on the Standard Edit Summary Report and the Stand Edit Detail Report.

It is important to be able to interpret the Main Error Summary and then the applicable Error Reports. Let's take another look at the Main Error Summary page.

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