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Data Element Name:  Accommodations Days File Location:  Master, De-Identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  61
Record Positions:   See Group Definition Format-Length:  N - 4
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:          
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The number of patient days spent in each type of accommodation during the billing period.

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been greater than zero.

  2. Must have been right justified and zero filled.

  3. If this field was not applicable it contains zeros.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been less than or equal to the number of days in the billing period documented in Admission Date (Data Element 5) and Discharge Date (Data Element 6 & 7).

  2. If Accommodations Days was reported, the other related Data Elements listed in the Accommodations Information Group Definition (Data Elements 60-64) must also have been reported.

  3. The total Accommodations Days must not have exceeded Length of Stay (Data Element 93).

  4. Accommodations Days times Accommodations Rate (Data Element 60) must equal Accommodations Total Charges (Data Element 62).