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Data Element Name:  Patient Birth Date
Format-Length:  N - 8 Required For:  AS, ED, IP
Effective Date:  10/1/98 Revision Date:  September 2003

National Standard Mapping:

Electronic - 837I

X12 Loop

Ref. Des.

Data Element

Code

Description
Version 4050R 2010BA DMG01 1250 D8 Date Qualifier (CCYYMMDD)
DMG02 1251 Date of Birth - Patient

2010CA DMG01 1250 D8 Date Qualifier (CCYYMMDD)
DMG02 1251 Date of Birth - Patient

Paper Form Locator Code Qualifier
Institutional - UB-04 10 N/A

Definition:

The date of the patient's birth.

Codes and Values:

  1. CCYYMMDD = Century Year Month Day

  2. Must be a valid date in accordance with the Date Edit Validation Table in Appendix A .

Edit Applications:

  1. The age, calculated as the difference between the Patient Birth Date and the Admission Date/Start of Care must be less than 125 years.

  2. Must not be after Admission Date/Start of Care.
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