Summary of Outpatient Output Update for 2001

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

  1. The multiple relationship edit on ambulatory surgery admissions comparing the Operating Room Time with the difference of the admit and discharge hours has been eliminated for all discharges after December 31, 2001. The Data Element 47 document was changed to reflect this change.

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

  3. Changes made to Appendix J to reflect additions to age-specific diagnosis list to the Coding Conditions and Exceptions table.