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Data Element Name:  MDC (Current Federal) File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  96
Record Positions:  1799 - 1800 Format-Length:  A/N - 2
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             
Deniable Data Element:  No


The Major Diagnostic Category (MDWS) developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to categorize patient records for reimbursement and research purposes for the calendar year of the date of discharge.

Codes and Values:
  1. See Appendix Y - Grouper Versions Used by Year Reference File Table.
Edit Applications:
  1. Not applicable - calculated by SPARCS.