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Data Element Name:   Patient Postal Service Zip Code and Extension Code
SPARCS Data Element Number:  28
Record Positions:  205 - 213 Format-Length:  A/N - 5
A/N - 4
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:  September 2005


The Zip Code and Extension assigned by the Postal Service to the Patient principal residence at the time of admission for the outpatient service.

Codes and Values:
  1. For United States residences, this data element is divided into a five-character zip code and a four-digit extension code. For Canadian residences, this Data Element is defined as a six character zip code and three character filler.

  2. Must have been left justified with no embedded blanks and space filled. In cases where only a five-digit code was entered, the remaining four positions must have been space filled.

  3. "XXXXX" = Unknown

    "YYYYY" = Foreign Country

  4. Must have been valid code in accordance with the Zip/County Code Edit Validation Table in Appendix F.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been valid for the Patient County Code (Data Element 26) assigned to the Patient principal residence.

  2. If Patient Postal Service Zip Code was "10000"-"14999" or "06390", Patient State (Data Element 27) must have equaled "NY", and Patient County Code (Data Element 26) must have equaled "01"-"62" or "99".