Note: This FAQ relates to HMIS, HDX
Date Published: November 2017
Providers must be participating in HMIS on October 1 (the start of the AHAR reporting period) and entering data throughout the reporting period to be included in the community’s data. (There are a few caveats that are discussed below.) Accordingly, providers that were open throughout the AHAR reporting period but started participating in HMIS at some point during the reporting period should not be counted as an HMIS-participating provider, and should not be counted towards the community’s HMIS-bed coverage rate. However, these beds should be reported as part of the community’s “non-HMIS participating” bed inventory. The provider would be eligible to participate in the next cycle of the AHAR, assuming they are still participating in HMIS.