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Data Element Name:  Non-Acute Care From Date File Location:  **Master, De-identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  116
Record Positions:   See Group Definition Format-Length:  A/N - 8
Effective Date:  1/1/1999 Revision Date:January 1999
Deniable Data Element:  This field is composed of both non-deniable and deniable components. **The 2-digit day is deniable and is ONLY present on the Master file. The 4-digit year and the 2-digit month are non-deniable and are present on the De-identified file. See Appendix Z for release restrictions.


The date this occurrence of non-acute care began.

Codes and Values:
  1. YYYY MM DD = Year Month Day

  2. Must have been a valid date in accordance with the Date Edit Validation Table in Appendix A.

  3. If this field was not applicable it contains blanks.
Edit Applications:
  1. Date must have been on or after the Admission Date/Start of Care (Data Element 5) and prior to or the same as Discharge Date (Date Element 6 & 7).

Conversion Notes:

The Date Alternate Care Required (Data Element 19) reported in the Version 4 UDS format was moved to this Non-Acute Care field.