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Data Element Name:  Total Acute Certified Days File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  83
Record Positions:  1697 - 1700 Format-Length:  N - 4
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 - 12/31/1997 Revision Date:  January 1998
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The total number of patient days certified as medically necessary at an acute level of care.

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been less than or equal to "9999".

  2. "0000" was a valid entry only if the entire stay was denied by the Utilization Review/PRO Representative.

  3. Must have been right justified and zero filled.
Edit Applications:
  1. The number of days entered must have been less than or equal to the Length of Stay (Data Element 93).