Test submissions allow you to test your data before formally submitting
it to OSHPD. Test submissions go through the same edit programs and
generate the same summary and detail reports as formal submissions, but
do not result in official approval of data. If your data contains
errors, you can correct and resubmit it as a test submission as many
times as you like. OSHPD encourages you to take advantage of test
submissions by repeatedly testing your data before formally submitting
it. We'll explain test and formal submissions in depth later in this
There are two ways to submit data through MIRCal. You can attach a data
file created outside MIRCal, or you can enter and submit web records
entry allows you to manually enter data records directly into MIRCal.
This is especially useful for small or rural facilities.
larger facility may use web entry to add or delete individual records
online without having to change and resubmit their entire data file.
The programs that OSHPD uses to edit your data are:
||ED and AS
- Records with a Blank or Invalid Principal Diagnosis
MIRCal provides numerous summary and detailed reports. These reports
provide the results of the processing of your data through the various
edit programs, and help you to identify and correct any data errors
found during processing. We'll discuss these reports in detail later in
you've started using MIRCal to formally submit data, you'll also have
access to various historical summary reports of your MIRCal data
To view MIRCal reports, you'll need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. You can download this free software from Adobe's website.
This feature allows you to correct individual records directly in MIRCal without having to resubmit your entire data file.