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Data Element Name:  Total Charges File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  91
Record Positions:  1765 - 1776 Format-Length:  N - 12
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:            
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The sum of Total Accommodations Charges (Data Element 87) and Total Ancillary Charges (Data Element 89) for the patient's stay.

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

  2. This amount was defined with TWO implied decimal places and must have been entered as a positive amount.
Edit Applications:
  1. Not applicable - calculated by SPARCS as the sum of Total Accommodations Charges (Data Element 87) and Total Ancillary Charges (Data Element 89) .

Conversion Notes:

For all converted records, the total charges was reported on the UBF-1 and was placed in this field.