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Data Element Name:  DRG (Prior Federal) File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  99
Record Positions:  1806 - 1808 Format-Length:  A/N - 3
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to categorize patient records for reimbursement and research purposes. This DRG is specific to the prior 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.