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Data Element Name:  SPARCS Number Billed File Location:  Master, De-Identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  110
Record Positions:  1843 - 1846 Format-Length:  A/N - 4
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 - 12/31/1997 Revision Date:  January 1998
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The number of the DRG obtained from grouping the diagnoses and procedures and billed to the principal payer, or as used in the calculation of the charge payer cap for billings to charge payers.

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been right justified and zero filled.

  2. If this field was not applicable, it contains blanks.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been a valid entry when Exempt Unit Indicator (Data Element 81) was blank.