Texas Health Care Information Collection Center 

 Texas Department of State Health Services

Texas Health Care Information Collection Center for Health Statistics (THCIC) https://www.dshs.texas.gov/texas-health-care-information-collection

THCIC was created by the 74th Texas Legislature in 1995. THCIC's charge is to collect data and report on health care activity in hospitals and health maintenance organizations operating in Texas. The goal is to provide information that will enable consumers to have an impact on the cost and quality of health care in Texas.

Laws & Rules


Reporting Requirements
All hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in the State of Texas are required to report data.

A schedule of all due dates may be found at http://www.dshs.texas.gov/THCIC/datareportingschedule.shtm

Links to Forms and Documents
Patient Notification of Data Collection Form – http://www.dshs.texas.gov/thcic/Patient-Notification-of-Data-Collection.pdf

Provider Contact Update Form - http://www.dshs.texas.gov/thcic/hospitals/FacilityInformationRequest.pdf

No Quarterly Data to Report Form - http://www.dshs.texas.gov/thcic/hospitals/NoDataToReport(2).pdf

Current Provider Contact List – http://www.dshs.texas.gov/thcic/hospitals/FacilitiesList.xls

Appendices Document – http://www.dshs.texas.gov/thcic/hospitals/5010InpatientandOutpatientAppendicesVer3.pdf

HCPCS Codes - http://www.dshs.texas.gov/thcic/OutpatientFacilities/HCPCS-Code-worksheet-for-2017.xls

Training Webinars 
THCIC provides Webinar trainings, at no cost, on the data reporting processes required of all Texas hospital and ambulatory surgery centers. Postings for Webinar dates may be viewed at: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/thcic/Training.shtm  Signing up for training is limitless and refresher training is encouraged.

THCIC encourages all staff involved with the THCIC state data reporting to sign up for training. To attend the Webinar training(s), please send inquiries to: [email protected]. For help or general questions on Submission, Correction, and Certification please contact: Tiffany Overton, (512) 776-2352 or [email protected]