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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
SRC_ADMS
SAS Name
CLM_SRC_IP_ADMSN_CD

The code indicating the source of the referral for the admission or visit.

Comments

Source: NCH

For Inpatient/SNF Claims:
CodeCode value
0
ANOMALY: invalid value, if present, translate to '9'
1
Non-Health Care Facility Point of Origin (Physician Referral) - The patient was admitted to this facility upon an order of a physician.
2
Clinic referral - The patient was admitted upon the recommendation of this facility's clinic physician.
3
HMO referral - Reserved for national assignment. (eff. 3/08) Prior to 3/08, HMO referral - The patient was admitted upon the recommendation of a health maintenance organization (HMO) physician.
4
Transfer from hospital (Different Facility) - The patient was admitted to this facility as a hospital transfer from an acute care facility where he or she was an inpatient.
5
Transfer from a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) - The patient was admitted to this facility as a transfer from a SNF or ICF where he or she was a resident.
6
Transfer from another health care facility - The patient was admitted to this facility as a transfer from another type of health care facility not defined elsewhere in this code list where he or she was an inpatient.
7
Emergency room - The patient was admitted to this facility after receiving services in this facility's emergency room department. (Obsolete - eff. 7/1/10)
8
Court/law enforcement - The patient was admitted upon the direction of a court of law or upon the request of a law enforcement agency's representative.
9
Information not available - The means by which the patient was admitted is not known.
A
Reserved for National Assignment. (eff. 3/08) Prior to 3/08 defined as: Transfer from a Critical Access Hospital - patient was admitted/referred to this facility as a transfer from a Critical Access Hospital.
B
Transfer from Another Home Health Agency - The patient was admitted to this home health agency as a transfer from another home health agency. (Discontinued July 1, 2010- See Condition Code 47)
C
Readmission to Same Home Health Agency - The patient was readmitted to this home health agency within the same home health episode period. (Discontinued July 1, 2010)
D
Transfer from hospital inpatient in the same facility resulting in a separate claim to the payer - The patient was admitted to this facility as a transfer from hospital inpatient within this facility resulting in a separate claim to the payer.
E
Transfer from Ambulatory Surgical Center - The patient was admitted to this facility as a transfer from an ambulatory surgery center. (eff. 10/1/2007)
F
Transfer from Hospice and is under a Hospice Plan of Care or Enrolled in a Hospice Program - The patient was admitted to this facility as a transfer from a hospice. (eff. 10/1/2007)
For Newborn Type of Admission:
CodeCode value
1
Normal delivery - A baby delivered without complications. (Obsolete eff. 10/1/07)
2
Premature delivery - A baby delivered with time and/or weight factors qualifying it for premature status. (Obsolete eff. 10/1/07)
3
Sick baby - A baby delivered with medical complications, other than those relating to premature status. (Obsolete eff. 10/1/07)
4
Extramural birth - A baby delivered in a non-sterile environment. (Obsolete eff. 10/1/07)
5
Born Inside this Hospital (eff. 10/1/07)
6
Born Outside of This Hospital (eff. 10/1/07)
7
Reserved for national assignment.
8
Reserved for national assignment.
9
Information not available.