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Data Element Name:  Outpatient Ancillary Total Charges
SPARCS Data Element Number:  45
Record Positions:  See Group Definition Format-Length:  A/N - 10
Effective Date:  1/1/2003 Revision Date:  January 2003

Definition:

The charges for ancillary services incurred by the patient during the billing period.

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been right justified and zero filled.

  2. The amount must have been entered in dollars and cents. This amount was defined with TWO implied decimal places and must have been entered as a positive amount.

  3. If this field was not applicable it contains zeroes.
Edit Applications:
  1. Total of individual occurrences of Ancillary Charges must have equaled Total Ancillary Charges (Data Element 66).

  2. If Ancillary Total Charge was entered, the other related Data Elements listed in the Ancillary Information Group Definition must also have been reported.

  3. If Ancillary Revenue Codes (Data Element 41) 001 through 099 are reported, any associated charges were NOT included in this total.