NYS OMH Customers – PCS Survey Available in 2.39

The 2022 OMH Patient Characteristic Survey (PCS) is now available in Release 2.39.

Please enter a Zendesk ticket to have your eCR instance updated to this release. 

You will need to add this form to your chart structure.  To create your PCS file, you will go to Day to Day > Submission Center (not PCS Submission) and select OMH PCS Patient Characteristic Survey in the File Format drop down list. 

Click the Diagnosis Crosswalk button to map your Diagnosis to the corresponding PCS code (available on the OMH website).

Once your Diagnosis Crosswalk is updated, click refresh to have your PCS forms fill the screen.  Select All forms and click Process to create the file you will upload to OMH.  NOTE:  The file will be found in the File Transfer Portal. 

Save the file to your shared drive or desktop.  Login to OMH and upload your file.

NOTE: We will have an updated training guide in eCR University by  3/13/22.  

Update 10/12/2021

As you are probably aware, the PCS has been delayed.  Here is the latest from OMH: 

Patient Characteristics Survey Delayed!


The PCS is being delayed until the week of March 21st to March 27th, 2022, to help providers better manage current burdens related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Any preparations conducted to date will apply to the new March dates. We do not anticipate any changes to the planned survey as shared already but will be providing additional guidance as we approach the new survey dates.  Please contact Surveillance and Surveys Unit with any questions or concerns. 

This will also cause us to do some work on side because the reporting dates will now be the week of March 21 – 27, 2022.  More information to come on this.

We wanted to let you know that the 2021 PCS submission form is available in our currently available 2.37 Release.

You are required to fill out the 2021 PCS submission form (OMH_PCS_21) at the end of October.

Once these forms are complete, you will then be able to generate a file through the Day to Day > Submission Center.

Please create a Helpdesk ticket if you would like your BETA/LIVE instance upgraded to the 2.37 Release.