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Data Element Name:  Placement of Bed Indicator File Location:  Master, De-Identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  82
Record Positions:  1694 - 1696 Format-Length:  A/N - 3
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 - 5/1/1996 Revision Date:  January 1997
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The organization for patient accommodations within a hospital eligible for exempt billing.

Codes and Values:

     1.    "UB" = Unit Bed - Patient accommodation was bed within an organized hospital unit for which costs and statistics are separately maintained and an exempt payment (per diem or enhanced DRG rate) was expected for the patients in this unit.

"SB" = Scatter Bed - Patient accommodation was bed within an organized hospital unit which was not limited to exempt status patients but to which patients qualifying for exempt payment were admitted.

     2.    Must have been left justified with no embedded blanks and space filled.

     3.    If this field was not applicable, it contains blanks.

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