In our scenario, Jane's data also failed the Comparative Edit program. Following the same process to identify Comparative Edit errors as she did to identify Trend Edit errors, she determines that her data regarding the Comparative Edit errors is accurate as reported.

When examining Trend Edit and Comparative Edit errors, if you determine that the records are accurate as reported, contact OSHPD. OSHPD will work with you to make sure that when you resubmit your file, your data will pass those edit programs.

If you determine that the records contain errors, you'll need to correct them. Because Trend Edit errors often affect a large number of records, it will probably be easier to correct them offline and submit a new data file. Correcting Trend Edit and Comparative Edit errors will often correct other types of errors in your data.

Before Jane contacts OSHPD, she will need to make all corrections to resolve the remaining Standard Edits, Coding Edits and Re-Admission Edits.  After those have been corrected and Jane confirms that the data is accurate as reported in regards to the Type of Care Critical Trend flag and Comparative Edit, she can contact OSHPD to submit a Variance Action Request (VAR).  Once the VAR has been processed, OSHPD will request that Jane resubmits the file to confirm the edit flags will no longer appear.

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