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Data Element Name:  MDC (Prior Federal) File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  100
Record Positions:  1809 - 1810 Format-Length:  A/N - 2
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             
Deniable Data Element:  No


The Major Diagnostic Category (MDC) developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to categorize patient records for reimbursement and research purposes. This MDC is specific to the prior calendar year of the date of discharge.

Codes and Values:
  1. See Appendix Y - Grouper Versions Used by Year Reference File Table.
Edit Applications:
  1. Not applicable - calculated by SPARCS.