Summary of Outpatient Output Update for 1998

The items below summarize the changes documented in the SPARCS Outpatient Output Data Dictionary for implementation in calendar year 1998.

  1. The revised date has been added to the footer in all appendices.

  2. Effective January 1, 1998, the Discharge Date (Data Elements 5 & 6) is populated by the reporting facilities through use of the Statement-Covers-Thru Date data element.

  3. The following ICD-9-CM diagnosis codes have been added to the list of age exceptions detailed in Appendix N. This change is effective for all discharges after 11/20/97.

            331.81 411.89 433.01 433.11 433.21 433.31 433.81
         433.91 440.9 454.9 577.2 766.1 767.6

  4. Appendix C New York State Patient Status or Disposition was updated to reflect changes published by the National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC).

  5. Appendix J License Code Description has been updated to reflect changes made by the New York State Department of Education to increase the license number range of temporary physicians in New York State.