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|Data Element Name: MDC (New Federal)||File Location: Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 104|
|Record Positions: 1819 - 1820||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 following calendar year of the date of discharge.Codes and Values:
- See Appendix Y - Grouper Versions Used by Year Reference File Table.
- Not applicable - calculated by SPARCS.