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Data Element Name:  Covered Days File Location:  Master, De-Identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  41
Record Positions:   See Group Definition Format-Length:  N - 4
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:January 1996
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The number of days covered by the payer for this sequence, as qualified by the payer organization.

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been right justified and zero filled.

Edit Applications:
  1. The sum of Covered Days and Non-Covered Days (Data Element 42) must not have exceeded Length of Stay (Data Element 93) for any payer sequence.