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