Summary of Inpatient Output Update for 2001


The items below summarize the changes documented in the SPARCS Inpatient Output Data Dictionary for implementation in calendar year 2001.

  1. The Unscheduled/Scheduled Indicator is no longer reported by the hospitals. Effective with all discharges after December 31, 2001, this data element is derived from the reported Type and Source of Admission data elements. The conversion algorithm is detailed in Appendix X and the document was changed to reflect this change.

  2. In cooperation with the New York Health Information Management Association (NYHIMA) som additions to the age specific diagnosis code exceptions list have been implemented. The effective date for thse new exceptions is for all discharges after December 31, 2001.

Listed below is a summary of the changes made to the appendices.

Appendix       Change Description
I       Update Inpatient Ancillary Revenue Codes to reflect changes in UB-92 Specifications
N       Update the Coding Conditions and Exceptions to reflect additions to age-specific diagnosis list
X       New Unscheduled/Scheduled Admission Conversion Alogorthm appendix
Y       Update Grouper Versions used by year Reference Table to reflect yearly changes in State and Federal Groupers