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Data Element Name:  Patient County Code
SPARCS Data Element Number:  26
Record Positions:  201 - 202 Format-Length:  A/N - 2
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:  September 1995

Definition:

The code assigned to the county where the Patient principal residence is located on the day of admission for the outpatient service.

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been entered as a two-digit numeric code.

  2. Must have been valid in accordance with the Zip/County Code Edit Validation Table in Appendix F.

  3. For homeless patients, "99" was coded.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been valid for the Patient Postal Service Zip Code (Data Element 28) assigned to the Patient principal residence.

  2. Must have been compatible with Patient State (Data Element 27). If the Patient County Code was in New York State ("01"-"62"), Patient State must have equaled "NY". If Patient County Code was outside New York State ("88"), Patient State must not have equaled "NY".