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Data Element Name:  Mother's Medical Record Number for Newborn Child File Location:  Master
SPARCS Data Element Number:  23
Record Positions:  115 - 131 Format-Length:  A/N - 17
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:  January 1996
Deniable Data Element:   Yes - See Appendix Z for release restrictions.


The medical record number of the newborn child's mother which links the newborn's hospital stay and the mother's stay.

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been left justified with no embedded blanks and space filled.

  2. Must not have equaled zero.

  3. Must have been numeric (0-9) and/or alphabetic (A-Z). Special characters are invalid.

  4. If this field was not applicable it contain blanks.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been present when a valid newborn diagnosis code was entered in the Principal/Primary Diagnosis Code (Data Element 68).

  2. For Medicare discharges before 10/01/89 and non-Medicare discharges before 01/01/90, valid newborn codes are:

    V300 V301 V310 V311 V320 V321 V330 V331
    V340 V341 V350 V351 V360 V361 V370 V371

  3. For Medicare discharges after 9/30/89 and non-Medicare discharges after 12/31/89, valid newborn codes are:

    V3000 V3001 V301 V3100 V3101 V311 V3200 V3201 V321
    V3300 V3301 V331 V3400 V3401 V341 V3500 V3501 V351
    V3600 V3601 V361 V3700 V3701 V371

  4. When a valid newborn diagnosis code was reported in the Principal/Primary Diagnosis Code (Data Element 68) and the mother was not admitted to the hospital, then all 9's were reported in the Mother's Medical Record Number for Newborn Child.