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Data Element Name:  SPARCS Identification Number
SPARCS Data Element Number:  2
Record Positions:  03 - 07 Format-Length:  A/N - 5
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             

Definition:

The number composed of the Department of Health's four-digit Permanent Facility Identifier (PFI), followed by a check digit for SPARCS control purposes.

Department regulations state that services must be reported under the physical location where they are provided. Common ownership of different facilities does not change this requirement.

Codes and Values:
  1. A five-digit number.

  2. Must have been a valid number in accordance with the SPARCS Hospital Profile Reference File maintained by the SPARCS Administrative Unit.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been a valid entry.