What is the hospital registration number?
A four-digit number is assigned to each hospital as a unique identifier. This number is the registration number and is permanently assigned to a hospital as a means for data collection. • How long are hospitals required to retain their medical records? Hospitals participating in the Medicare program must retain medical reports in their original or legally reproduced form for a period of at least 5 years. Under Ohio Administrative Code 3701-84-11 (E) Health Care Service Quality Rules, the provider of health care services shall maintain medical records for six years from the date of discharge. Additional information may be found in the Code of Federal Regulations, 42CFR 482.24 (b)(1). • The following information is not collected on the Annual Hospital Registration and Planning Report. • Patient discharges by diagnosis. • Hospital admissions by age groupings. • Types of surgery performed. • Designation of hospital as a teaching hospital. • Freestanding facility information, e.g. ambulator