<< Previous Data Element Inpatient Output Table of Contents Next Data Element >>

Data Element Name:  MDC (New New York) File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  106
Record Positions:  1824 - 1825 Format-Length:  A/N - 2
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The Major Diagnostic Category (MDC) developed by the NYS Department of Health to categorize patient records for reimbursement and research purposes. This MDC is specific to the following 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.