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Data Element Name:  Statement Covers Period From Date File Location:  **Master, De-identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  15
Record Positions:  78 - 85 Format-Length:  A/N - 8
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             
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 beginning date of the billing period.

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

  2. Must have been valid date in accordance with the Date Edit Validation Table in Appendix A.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been on or before the Statement Covers Period Thru Date (Data Element 16).

  2. Must be the same as the Admission Date (Data Element 5).