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Data Element Name:  Procedure Coding Method File Location:  Master, De-Identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  79
Record Positions:  1688 - 1688 Format-Length:  A/N - 1
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 - 1/1/2003 Revision Date:  January 2003
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

A code which identifies the coding structure used for reporting procedures performed during the patient stay.

All procedure and diagnosis codes reported for inpatient stays are ICD-9-CM.

Codes and Values:
  1. "9" = ICD-9-CM
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