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|Data Element Name: Record Sequence Count||File Location: Master, De-Identified|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 9|
|Record Positions: 63 - 64||Format-Length: N - 2|
|Effective Date: 1/1/1994||Revision Date: February 2005|
|Deniable Data Element: No|
The number assigned by SPARCS to indicate the total number of records required to report all the data for a particular patient stay including additional Accommodation occurrences, Ancillary occurrences and/or non-acute care occurrences. 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 data element is assigned in conjunction with Record Sequence Number (Data Element 8).Codes and Values:
- Right justified and zero filled.
- Not applicable - assigned by SPARCS.