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Data Element Name:  Total Ancillary Charges
SPARCS Data Element Number:  66
Record Positions:  1745 - 1754 Format-Length:  N - 10
Effective Date:  1/1/2003 Revision Date:  January 2003

Definition:

The total of all Ancillary Charges incurred during the patient's stay.

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. Must have equaled the sum of the individual occurrences of the Outpatient Ancillary Total Charges (Data Element 45).