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|Data Element Name: Alternate Care Data Information Group Definition||File Location: **Master, De-identified, De-Identified Abbreviated|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 18 - 20|
|Record Positions: 96 - 108||Format-Length: A/N - 13|
|Effective Date: 1/1/1994 - 1/1/1999||Revision Date: January 1999|
|Deniable Data Element: **This data element group is composed of both non-deniable and deniable components. See the individual field description to determine its deniability, and Appendix Z for release restrictions.|
The following block of data represents Alternate Care Data information required by SPARCS that was reported on the bill.
|18||Type of Alternate Care Required||96 - 96|
|19||Date Alternate Care Required||97 - 104|
|20||Total Alternate Level of Care Days||105 - 108|
Type of Alternate Care information will be reported using UB-92 Occurrence Span Codes on UDS Version 5 submissions, which are stored as Non-Acute Care Type codes (Data Element 115). The Date of Alternate Care Required was moved to the Non-Acute Care From Date field and the Non-Acute Care Through Date field was left blank in the conversion algorithm. See the conversion notes associated with Data Elements 115 through 117 for more explicit code and date conversion information.