Summary of Outpatient Output Update for 2002

January

The items below summarize the changes documented in the SPARCS Outpatient Output Data Dictionary for implementation in calendar year 2002.

Appendix C was updated to reflect changes published by the National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC).

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.

Appendix N The list of age-specific ICD-9-CM diagnosis code exceptions has been updated.