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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|
The total number of patient days certified as medically necessary at an acute level of care.Codes and Values:
- Must have been less than or equal to "9999".
- "0000" was a valid entry only if the entire stay was denied by the Utilization
- Must have been right justified and zero filled.
- The number of days entered must have been less than or equal to the Length of Stay (Data Element 93).