• You must create a reporting profile (choose a Report Period timeframe) each time you log on to MIRCal.
  • Test submissions can help you identify and correct errors in your data before you formally submit it. The following table summarizes the similarities and differences between test and formal submissions.
    Test Formal
    The file can contain partial data for the report period, so you can start submitting test data as soon as the report period is available. The file must contain data for the entire report period.
    Same as formal submission. MIRCal processes the data through the edit programs, and generates error reports that list any errors found in the data.
    You are told if the file is at or below the established ETL (submission status will be “Below ETL - Submit As Formal By Due Date”). If it's not at or below ETL, the file is rejected. The submitted file is formally approved if at or below ETL.  If the data is not at or below ETL, the submitted file is formally rejected and an automated notice of Formal Rejection is sent to your Facility Administrator and Primary Contact listed within MIRCal .
    If the file is at or below ETL but contains errors, you can correct those errors and submit a new data file. If the file is approved, you cannot make further corrections even if the file contains errors.
    If the file is rejected, you can reference the errors and error reports. You can correct the errors and submit the file as a test submission as many times as you like, until it is at or below ETL. Using repeated test submissions, you can feel confident that the file will be approved when you formally submit it. If the file is rejected, you must correct the errors and submit the new data file (or the corrected records) by the due date.  It is recommended that you make Test Submissions of your corrected data until you have corrected well below Error Tolerance Level
  • Data files must be in text file format (.txt).
  • Data files larger than 3 MB must be “zipped” (compressed) using WinZip, PKZIP, or gzip.
  • When you submit a file, wait for it to be processed before you submit another. The second file you submit will overwrite the first.
  • When you submit a file, print a copy of the submission confirmation page for your records.
  • MIRCal processes the submitted file and provides your submission results. Processing could be completed within 2 hours, or up to 24 hours.

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