This page provides resources for survey vendors to assist in preparing their monthly XML files. The XML Data File Layouts provide details about every data element included in the header record, patient administrative record, and patient response record. The XML Schema Files show the details of all validation that will be applied to each data element at the time the file is submitted. The OAS CAHPS Website User and Data Submission Manual provides guidance on the OAS CAHPS website functions, XML data file preparation, and file submission.
The XML Schema Validation Tool is available via a link in the “Data Submission” menu.
This tool allows survey vendors to "pretest" their XML files to determine if they pass basic validation steps, before actually uploading the file to the OAS CAHPS Data Center. The tests that this application will perform are:
Here are some tips and suggestions for Survey Vendors uploading XML files to the OAS CAHPS Data Center.