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Data Element Name:  Special Program (DIS) File Location:  Master, De-Identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  51
Record Positions:  628 - 628 Format-Length:  A/N - 1
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             
Deniable Data Element:  No


The code which indicates if the patient was entitled to Medicaid benefits due to a specified physical impairment or treatment for a condition of a disabling nature.

A disabling condition means the inability to engage in any substantial or gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death, or has lasted (or can be expected to last) for a continuous period of not less than 12 months.

Codes and Values:
  1. "Y" = Disability

  2. If not applicable this field contains blanks.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been a valid entry.