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Data Element Name:  Record Sequence Number File Location:  Master, De-Identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  8
Record Positions:  61 - 62 Format-Length:  N - 2
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:  January 1997
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The number assigned by SPARCS to indicate the record's position within a set of records for a particular patient stay. This field should be used only with a thorough understanding of the Discharge Number Information Group, fields 136-137. See Appendix ZZ Multiple Record Discharges.

This number is sequential (01, 02, etc.). For example, the Record Sequence Number for the second record in a set of 3 records required to report all the data for a particular patient stay is set equal to "02".

This data element is assigned in conjunction with Sequence Count (Data Element 9).

Codes and Values:
  1. Right justified and zero filled.
Edit Applications:
  1. Not applicable - assigned by SPARCS.