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Data Element Name:  Type of Admission
Format-Length:  A/N - 1 Required For:  IP
Effective Date:  1/1/94 Revision Date:  June 2000

National Standard Mapping:

Electronic - 837I

X12 Loop

Ref. Des.

Data Element


Version 4050R 2300 CL101 1315 Admission Type Code

Paper Form Locator Code Qualifier
Institutional - UB-04 14 N/A


The code indicating the manner in which the patient was admitted to the health care facility.

Codes and Values:

     1.    1 = Emergency
The patient requires immediate medical intervention as a result of severe, life threatening, or potentially disabling conditions.

2 = Urgent
The patient requires immediate attention for the care and treatment of a physical or mental disorder. Generally the patient is admitted to the first available and suitable accommodation.

3 = Elective
The patient's condition permits adequate time to schedule the admission based on the availability of a suitable accommodation.

4 = Newborn
Use of this code necessitates the use of special codes in the Source of Admission.

5 = Trauma
Visit to a trauma center/hospital as licensed or designated by the state or local government authority authorized to do so, or as verified by the American College of Surgeons and involving a trauma activation.

9 = Information not available
The provider cannot classify the type of admission.

Edit Applications:

  1. Must be a valid entry.
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