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Short SAS Name
STUS_CD
SAS Name
PTNT_DSCHRG_STUS_CD

The code used to identify the status of the patient as of the CLM_THRU_DT.

Comments

* MS-DRG codes where additional codes were available in October 2013 are:

280 (Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive with MCC), 

281 (Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive with CC),

282 (Acute Myocardial Infarction, Discharged Alive without CC/MCC), and

789 (Neonates, Died or Transferred to Another Acute Care Facility).

Source: NCH

CodeCode value
0
Unknown Value (but present in data)
01
Discharged to home/self care (routine charge).
02
Discharged/transferred to other short term general hospital for inpatient care.
03
Discharged/transferred to skilled nursing facility (SNF) with Medicare certification in anticipation of covered skilled care -- (For hospitals with an approved swing bed arrangement, use Code 61 - swing bed. For reporting discharges/transfers to a non-certified SNF, the hospital must use Code 04 - ICF.
04
Discharged/transferred to intermediate care facility (ICF).
05
Discharged/transferred to another type of institution for inpatient care (including distinct parts). NOTE: Effective 1/2005, psychiatric hospital or psychiatric distinct part unit of a hospital will no longer be identified by this code. New code is '65'
06
Discharged/transferred to home care of organized home health service organization.
07
Left against medical advice or discontinued care.
08
Discharged/transferred to home under care of a home IV drug therapy provider. (discontinued effective 10/1/05)
09
Admitted as an inpatient to this hospital (effective 3/1/91). In situations where a patient is admitted before midnight of the third day following the day of an outpatient service, the outpatient services are considered inpatient.
20
Expired (did not recover - Christian Science patient).
21
Discharged/transferred to Court/Law Enforcement
30
Still patient
40
Expired at home (hospice claims only)
41
Expired in a medical facility such as hospital, SNF, ICF, or freestanding hospice. (Hospice claims only)
42
Expired - place unknown (Hospice claims only)
43
Discharged/transferred to a federal hospital (eff. 10/1/03)
50
Hospice - home (eff. 10/96)
51
Hospice - medical facility (eff. 10/96)
61
Discharged/transferred within this institution to a hospital-based Medicare approved swing bed (eff. 9/01)
62
Discharged/transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation facility including distinct parts units of a hospital. (eff. 1/2002)
63
Discharged/transferred to a long term care hospitals. (eff. 1/2002)
64
Discharged/transferred to a nursing facility certified under Medicaid but not under Medicare (eff. 10/2002)
65
Discharged/Transferred to a psychiatric hospital or psychiatric distinct unit of a hospital (these types of hospitals were pulled from patient/discharge status code '05' and given their own code). (eff. 1/2005).
66
Discharged/transferred to a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) (eff. 1/1/06)
69
Discharged/transferred to a designated disaster alternative care site (eff. 10/2013)
70
Discharged/transferred to another type of health care institution not defined elsewhere in code list.
71
Discharged/transferred/referred to another institution for outpatient services as specified by the discharge plan of care (eff. 9/01) (discontinued effective 10/1/05)
72
Discharged/transferred/referred to this institution for outpatient services as specified by the discharge plan of care (eff. 9/01) (discontinued effective 10/1/05)
The following codes apply only to particular MS-DRGs*, and were new in 10/2013:
CodeCode value
81
Discharged to home or self-care with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
85
Discharged/transferred to a designated cancer center or children’s hospital with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
85
Discharged/transferred to a designated cancer center or children’s hospital with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
85
Discharged/transferred to a designated cancer center or children’s hospital with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
85
Discharged/transferred to a designated cancer center or children’s hospital with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
86
Discharged/transferred to home under care of organized home health service organization with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
87
Discharged/transferred to court/law enforcement with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
88
Discharged/transferred to a federal health care facility with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
89
Discharged/transferred to a hospital-based Medicare approved swing bed with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
90
Discharged/transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) including rehabilitation distinct part units of a hospital with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
91
Discharged/transferred to a Medicare certified long term care hospital (LTCH) with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
92
Discharged/transferred to a nursing facility certified under Medicaid but not certified under Medicare with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
93
Discharged/transferred to a psychiatric distinct part unit of a hospital with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
94
Discharged/transferred to a critical access hospital (CAH) with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.
95
Discharged/transferred to another type of health care institution not defined elsewhere in this code list with a planned acute care hospital inpatient readmission.