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Arkansas APCD Data Submission Guide Information
Arkansas APCD DSG Version 8.0.2022 (NEW! 12/1/2021):   The Arkansas APCD has released Data Submission Guide (DSG) version 8.0.2022. This new version provides definition clarifications and identifies new and changed data elements.  In summary,
  • Minor alignment with Common Data Layout;
  • Inclusion of institutional values to inpatient-only fields;
  • Addition of ZIP4;
  • Addition of the point of origin appendix;
  • Alignment and clarification of some definitions;
  • Making previously optional fields required;
  • Changing the language and ethnicity code references;
  • Addition of Arkansas Medicaid aid category codes;
  • Addition placeholder fields; and
  • Other technical updates.


Submitting entities will not be required to resubmit any previously submitted data to comply with the new changes.  They should be aware of changes going forward such as threshold changes, format clarifications, definition clarifications, and optional to required changes.  The new versions of the DSG are located at the links below.

Two formats of the revised DSG 8.0.2022 are available – one with comments and one without comments.    The version with comments identifies changes, existing and new, in the Revision History section and on the page where the revision occurs.  This enables the submitting entity quick and easy identification of the changes.  The format without comments identifies changes in the Revision History section only.

Please reach out to the Arkansas APCD Technical Support team with any questions or concerns. 

Older DSG Versions

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