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|Data Element Name: Procedure Coding Method|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 59|
|Record Positions: 1688 - 1688||Format-Length: A/N - 1|
|Effective Date: 1/1/1994 - 1/1/2003||Revision Date: January 2003|
A code, which identifies the coding structure used for reporting procedures performed during the outpatient visit on Record Type 61.
All procedure and diagnosis codes reported in Record Types 70 and 79 are ICD-9-CM.Codes and Values:
- External Place-of-Injury Codes in the range of E849.0 E849.9 were the only
- "3" = CPT-3 (For Worker's Compensation and No-Fault Claims)
"4" = CPT-4)
"5" = HCPCS
"9" = ICD-9-CM
- Must have been a valid entry.
- For data years prior to 1994, if there was data in the CPT-4 Procedure Code - CPT4/HCPCS (Data Element 42) a "4" was entered in this field; otherwise a "9" was entered.