Appendix TT-Abortion Record Editing
Provider information (i.e. Physician license numbers, all hospital information)
are non-identifying but restricted fields, only released
on records which do not contain any indications of abortion. On those so indicated
records, all provider information would be blanked. Full release of provider information that is present on abortion indicated records requires specific
DPRB approval, as in this case the provider information is considered to be an identifying field.
Provider information is released according to the following guidelines, which
result in the setting of the Abortion Flag,
Inpatient Data Element Number 139
and Outpatient Data Element Number 105.
- Provider information is releasable on all records where there is no indication
of an induced abortion on the input record.
Abortion Flag = N
- When there is an indication of induced abortion, all provider information
are to be blanked for records identified by interrogating all diagnosis and
procedure fields on the record for the following ICD codes or CPT-4/HCPCS codes.
All Inpatient Diagnosis code fields to include: 632, 634-638 (includes all codes with 4th and 5th digits;
i.e. 634.0, 635.51, 636.00, 637.4, etc.), 779.6, or V6.17
All Outpatient Diagnosis code fields to include: 632, 635-638 (includes all codes with 4th and 5th digits;
i.e. 635.00, 635.51, 637.4, etc.), 779.6, or V6.17
All ICD-9 Procedure code fields to include: 69.01, 69.51, 74.91, or 75.0 (75.00-75.09)
All CPT-4/HCPCS codes to include 01964, 59840, 59841, 59850, 59851,
59852, 59855, 59856, 59857, S0199, S2260, S2262, S2265,
S2266, S2267, or S8055
Abortion Flag = Y