Harvest Schedule and Information

Data are submitted through the secure website linked below. STS and DCRI have developed detailed harvest instructions for your convenience.

  • Username = estsdata
  • Password = harvest

Please note: If you have changed software vendors since you last harvested data to the STS Data Warehouse, or if your 10-digit Hospital NPI number or Hospital Name has changed, contact Derek Steck at 312-202-5818 or via email immediately.

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database - 2018
  Opening Date Closing Date Reporting Period Report Posted
Data Submission 4 September 10, 2018 November 30, 2018
Opt Out: 12/3/2018
1/01/2016-9/30/2018 End of January 2019
Adult Cardiac Surgery Database - 2019
  Opening Date Closing Date Reporting Period Report Posted Star Rating Report Periods
Data Submission 1 December 17, 2018 February 22, 2019
Opt Out: 2/25/2019
1/01/2016-12/31/2018 End of April 2019 CABG: 
1/01/2018-12/31/2018
Valve and Valve + CABG: 
1/01/2016-12/31/2018
Data Submission 2 March 11, 2019 May 24, 2019
Opt Out: 5/27/2019
1/01/2017-3/31/2019 End of July 2019  
Data Submission 3 June 10, 2019 August 23, 2019
Opt Out: 8/26/2019
1/01/2017-6/30/2019 End of October 2019 CABG:
7/01/2018-6/30/2019
Valve and Valve + CABG: 
7/01/2016-6/30/2019
Data Submission 4 September 9, 2019 November 22, 2019
Opt Out: 11/25/2019
1/01/2017-9/30/2019 End of January 2020  

Data Submission Close occurs at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on the date listed. 

Data from the time period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2017, must be in version 2.81 format of the data specifications. Data from July 1, 2017, and after must be in version 2.9 format of the data specifications.

Please submit only 1 year’s worth of data for each submission period, unless changes were made to the data prior to that date. If that's the case, enter data for the timeframe to include the earliest date of the changed file(s).


Congenital Heart Surgery Database - 2019
  Data Submission Opening Date Data Submission Closing Date Reporting Period Report Posted Notes
Spring 2019 Harvest October 22, 2018 March 22, 2019
Opt Out: 
3/25/2019
1/01/2015–12/31/2018 End of May Public Reporting Harvest
Fall 2019 Harvest April 8, 2019

September 27, 2019
Opt Out:
9/30/2019

7/01/2015–6/30/2019 End of December  

Data Submission Close occurs at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on the date listed.

Please submit only 1 year’s worth of data for each submission period, unless changes were made to the data prior to that date. If that's the case, enter data for the timeframe to include the earliest date of the changed file(s).


General Thoracic Surgery Database - 2019
  Data Submission Opening Date Data Submission Closing Date Reporting Period Report Posted Notes
Spring 2019 Harvest October 15, 2018 February 22, 2019*
Opt Out: 
2/25/2019
1/01/2016–12/31/2018 End of May Public Reporting Harvest
Fall 2019 Harvest April 1, 2019 September 20, 2019
Opt Out: 
9/23/2019
7/01/2016–6/30/2019 End of December  

Data Submission Close occurs at 5:00 p.m. Eastern on the date listed.

Please submit only 1 year’s worth of data for each submission period, unless changes were made to the data prior to that date. If that's the case, enter data for the timeframe to include the earliest date of the changed file(s).

*Earlier closing date for Spring 2019 Harvest is due to deadline for Merit-Based Incentive Payment System submissions to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.