The data that is acceptable is then posted to the Master Data Set and is available to be queried with the Benchmarking Application whereby a hospice can input the criteria it wants to compare its performance against, press a button, and the data is pulled from the Master Data Set. A hospice can perform an unlimited number of queries and each query is kept intact for further analysis if desired. A hospice can specify the state, region, service area type, ADC size, composition, or other comparison criteria. The Master Data Set can also be queried by members of state or other associations via special association codes that limit viewing to all except its members.
Enter the Benchmark Application and input the criteria you want to retrieve from the Master Data Set.