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|Data Element Name: Type of Alternate Care Required||File Location: Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 18|
|Record Positions: 96 - 96||Format-Length: A/N - 1|
|Effective Date: 1/1/1994 - 1/1/1999||Revision Date: January 1999|
|Deniable Data Element: No|
The code which specifies the type of alternate care required for a patient determined to need a level of care other than acute during their hospitalization.
If a determination was made as to the type of care required but the patient's condition changed necessitating a different type of alternate care, the first determined type of alternate care required is entered.Codes and Values:
- "1" = Residential Health Care Facility
"2" = Medically Related Home Care Services
"3" = Domiciliary Care
"4" = Other Institution
"5" = Home Health Service
- If this field was not coded it contains blanks.
- If Type of Alternate Care was entered, Date Alternate Care Required (Data Element 19) and Total Alternate Level of Care Days (Data Element 20) were also reported.
DDA alternate care code of '2' (Health Related Facility) was mapped to a UDS alternate care code of '1', otherwise the DDA alternate care type was used.
See Conversion Notes for Data Element 115 for explicit code conversion information.