The NJDDCS comprises utilization data from New Jersey hospitals, including information on admission and discharge dates, hospital code, services rendered, charges, and type of insurer.
New Jersey discharge data files are derived from hospital uniform billing (UB) information. The UB information is used to electronically submit claims for health care provided in an institutional setting to payers as well as to exchange claims information between payers. The Department of Health (DOH) strongly encourages users to verify their findings with other data sources.
The NJDDCS specifications, including variables, are available at right.