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|Data Element Name: Age Warning Flag|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 76|
|Record Positions: 1857 - 1857||Format-Length: A/N - 1|
|Effective Date: 1/1/1996||Revision Date: January 1996|
A flag set when a diagnosis from a list of exceptions agreed to by the Department of Health and the New York Health Information Management Association is in conflict with normal Age-specific edits as defined in the ICD-9-CM coding reference file.
These claims have been accepted by the SPARCS system, but a warning message was returned to the hospital to flag potential reporting problems at time of submission.
A list of current exception diagnosis codes is available in Appendix N.Codes and Values:
- "1" = Age-specific conflict between reported data and ICD-9-CM reference file.
" " = NO conflict between reported data and ICD-9-CM reference file.
- Not applicable - assigned by SPARCS.