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Data Element Name:  Discharge Hour
Format-Length:  A/N - 2 Required For:  AS, ED, IP
Effective Date:  1/1/94 Revision Date:  September 2003

National Standard Mapping:

Electronic - 837I

X12 Loop

Ref. Des.

Data Element

Code

Description
Version 4050R 2300 DTP01 374 096 Discharge
DTP02 1250 TM Time (HHMM)
DTP03 1251 Discharge Hour

Paper Form Locator Code Qualifier
Institutional - UB-04 16 N/A

Definition:

The hour when the patient was discharged or death occurred.

For emergency department patients this would be the hour in which the patient was discharged from the Emergency Department to home or to another health care provider.

Codes and Values:

  1. Discharge Hour should be reported in the HHMM format, as defined by the X12-837 standards. SPARCS currently only edits and collects the first 2 characters (HH). Please refer to the Admission/Discharge Hour Code Table in Appendix B for details.

Edit Applications:

  1. Must be a valid entry.
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