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This variable is contained in the following files: MAX Inpatient File, MAX Long Term Care File
Short SAS Name
SAS Name
DIAG_CD_5

FIFTH DIAGNOSIS CODE FOR THIS RECORD.

Comments

USER NOTE: USERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION SINCE THIS DATA ELEMENT REMAINS AS IT WAS REPORTED BY EACH STATE. IT MAY CONTAIN EITHER BLANKPADDING OR ZERO-PADDING TO THE RIGHT FOR 3- OR 4-CHARACTER ICD-9-CM CODES.
NOTE: IN MAX 2005, THE LENGTH OF THIS VARIABLE WAS CHANGED FROM 6 TO 8.
NOTE: IN MAX 2012, THE LENGTH OF THIS DATA ELEMENT CHANGED FROM 8 TO 7.

SOURCE: MSIS CLAIMS FILE: 'DIAGNOSIS-CODE-2'.