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Data Element Name:  MDC (Current New York) File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  98
Record Positions:  1804 - 1805 Format-Length:  A/N - 2
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             
Deniable Data Element:  No


The Major Diagnostic Category (MDC) developed by the NYS Department of Health to categorize patient records for reimbursement and research purposes. This MDC is specific to 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.