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Data Element Name:  Emergency Department Indicator File Location:  Master, De-Identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  80
Record Positions:  1935 Format-Length:  A/N - 1
Effective Date:  1/1/2003 Revision Date:  February 2005
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The Emergency Department Indicator is set based on the ancillary revenue codes. If the record contained an Emergency Department ancillary revenue code of 045X the indicator will be set to "E" for Emergency Department only, "A" for Ambulatory Surgery from Emergency Department or blank for Ambulatory Surgery only.

Codes and Values:
  1. "E" = Emergency Department only.

  2. "A" = Emergency Department with Ambulatory Surgery Services. Emergency Department edits applied. Record also reported "Procedure Time" implying patient also had ambulatory surgery.

  3. "  " = Ambulatory Surgery Services only. Ambulatory Surgery edits applied.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been a valid entry.