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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|
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:
- "9" = ICD-9-CM
- Must have been a valid entry.