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This variable is contained in the following files: Inpatient (Fee-for-Service), Skilled Nursing Facility (Fee-for-Service)
Short SAS Name
TYPE_ADM
SAS Name
CLM_IP_ADMSN_TYPE_CD

The code indicating the type and priority of an inpatient admission associated with the service on an intermediary submitted claim. 

Comments

Source: NCH

CodeCode value
0
Blank
1
Emergency - The patient required immediate medical intervention as a result of severe, life threatening, or potentially disabling conditions. Generally, the patient was admitted through the emergency room.
2
Urgent - The patient required immediate attention for the care and treatment of a physical or mental disorder. Generally, the patient was admitted to the first available and suitable accommodation.
3
Elective - The patient's condition permitted adequate time to schedule the availability of suitable accommodations.
4
Newborn - Necessitates the use of special source of admission codes.
5
Trauma Center - visits 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.
6 THRU 8
Reserved
9
Unknown - Information not available.