Arkansas APCD Announcements
Tip Sheet for APCD Data Requesters (NEW! 4/16/2019)
The Tip Sheet contains information about data quality or data nuances that affect data in the Arkansas APCD. This information is provided
at the Submitting Entity (SE) level where applicable, otherwise, the issue described affects all SEs. Data requesters should review and consider
each of these as they move forward with their stated use of the data. Where possible, issues will be addressed in future Arkansas APCD releases.
Issues categorized as “Informational” cannot or will not be addressed. Resolution is being addressed for issues categorized as “Active.” Resolved
issues are categorized as “Resolved.”
If you have any questions while reviewing the document, please contact Data Requester Technical Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delay to accept data in DSG 7.0.2019 (NEW! 4/17/2019)
Due to unexpected issues, the release of the Arkansas APCD DSG 7.0.2019 data intake option in the Arkansas APCD Web Portal has been delayed approximately two weeks. The Arkansas APCD team advises submitters to hold their submissions until the web portal is open to receive DSG 7.0.2019. The Arkansas APCD team will announce its availability as soon as possible.
The Arkansas APCD team is committed to ensuring that this delay will not prevent submitting entities from making their June 30, 2019, submission deadline.
DSG Version 7.0.2109 Technical Change Final (NEW! 3/14/2019) **
The Arkansas APCD is releasing a technical change to the 7.0.2019 data submission guide (DSG). Periodically, typographic and/or wording errors are found that need to be cleaned up prior to the following year's DSG release. For DSG 7.0.2019, two issues were addressed in this technical change:
- Field lengths were increased to 128 bytes for fields DC047, DC048, and DC049. They were correct in the Excel version of DSG 7.0.2019. This correction aligns the documents.
- Removed the term "contractual" from allowed amount fields MC098, PC068, PB068, and DC046 to more accurately describe the data element meanings.
Be sure to review the Revision History for a detailed list of changes and additions. Submitting entities who have already submitted historical data files as of calendar years 2013-2018 do not have to resubmit historical data with new fields added in DSG 7.0.2019. The Arkansas APCD team will execute the necessary data transformation processes to add these fields to the historical data already received. Previous DSG versions - including 4.1.2015, 5.0.2017, 5.1.2017, and 6.0.2018 - are being retired. Any submissions received on or after June 30, 2019, must be made in the format outlined in Arkansas APCD DSG version 7.0.2019, until a new version is released and becomes the new standard. The Arkansas APCD will be able to receive the 7.0.2019 format in April, 2019. Submitters may begin submitting in the new format at that time.
Please reach out to the Arkansas APCD Technical Support team with any questions or concerns.
*Version 7.0.2019 with comments marks and explains the individual changes between Version 6 and Version 7 and any technical changes.
**As of 6/30/2019, data submissions will only be accepted in DSG 7.0.2019 format. After that date, data will no longer be accepted in other DSG formats.
NEW!!! Member Enrollment File Training (NEW! 2/21/2019)
A new version of the Submitting Entity Instruction document for creating Member Enrollment file is now available at the link below.