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Data Element Name:  Patient Sex
Format-Length:  A/N - 1 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 2010BA DMG03 1068 F, M, U Gender Code

2010CA DMG03 1068 F, M, U Gender Code

Paper Form Locator Code Qualifier
Institutional - UB-04 11 N/A

Definition:

The gender of the patient as recorded on the date of admission, ambulatory service or start of care.

Codes and Values:

  1. F = Female

    M = Male

    U = Unknown

Edit Applications:

  1. There are multiple relationship edits between Patient Sex and gender specific diagnosis and procedure codes, as defined by the ICD-9-CM reference file edit flags.
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