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Data Element Name:  Total Accommodations Charges File Location:  Master, De-Identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  87
Record Positions:  1725 - 1734 Format-Length:  N - 10
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:            
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The sum of all Accommodations Charges incurred during the patient's stay.

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been right justified and zero filled.

  2. The amount must have been entered in dollars and cents. This amount was defined with TWO implied decimal places and must have been entered as a positive amount.

  3. If this field was not applicable, it contains zeroes.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have equaled the sum of the individual occurrences of the Accommodations Total Charges (Data Element 62).

Conversion Notes:

For all converted records, the sum of the individual accommodation charges was placed in this field.