As a DABS user, I need to be able to test updates to previously certified quarterly submissions without impacting my original certified file.
Agencies need to perform testing on data that has been previously certified so that a baseline of expected inputs, outcomes, and issues exists for comparison. Currently the Broker does not allow "uploads" to periods that have been previously certified and this testing cannot be performed. Changing the period would alter the GTAS data against which the files are validated, nullifying the baseline and results. This is particularly critical as HHS is developing a systems-based long-term DATA Act reporting solution concurrently with generating quarterly Files A, B, and C. As of now, files generated through the long-term solution can only be tested in monthly increments, due to the limitations outlined above. Not being able to test full quarters of previously submitted data severely limits the ability of HHS to develop a solution that ensures completeness, consistency, and accuracy.
POC: Matt Piester (202) 690-5922