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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

Definition:

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. "1" = Age-specific conflict between reported data and ICD-9-CM reference file.

     " " = NO conflict between reported data and ICD-9-CM reference file.
Edit Applications:
  1. Not applicable - assigned by SPARCS.