Wisconsin Administrative Code:
Hospitals shall send the data to the [WHAIC] department within 45 calendar days of the last day of each calendar quarter using the [WHAICs] department’s electronic submission system. Calendar quarters shall begin on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 and shall end on March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31. 3. Upon written request, the department shall provide consultation to a hospital to enable the hospital to submit data according to department specifications.
The [WHAIC] department may grant an extension of the time limits specified under subd. 2. only when the hospital adequately justifies to the department the hospital’s need for additional time. In this subdivision, “adequate justification” means a delay due to a strike, fire, natural disaster or catastrophic computer failure. A hospital desiring an extension shall submit a request for an extension in writing to the department at least 10 calendar days prior to the date that the data are due
. The department may grant an extension for up to 30 calendar days. 5. Each hospital shall submit inpatient data electronically with physical specifications, format and record layout in accordance with the department’s data submission manual.