|General SASD Notes|
Types of Ambulatory Surgery and Other Outpatient Services Collected by the Partner
This definition includes but is not limited to cardiac catheterization, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, and endoscopy, gastrointestinal, and lithotripsy procedures. Venipuncture does not meet the Florida definition of an ambulatory surgery encounter, even though codes 36415 and 36416 are contained within the reportable range of 10021-69999. Visits for the sole purpose of drawing blood for laboratory services are not considered an ambulatory surgery encounter.
AHCA includes a type of service indicator in their source data. Encounters that fit the above criteria have a service type of "1". The service type is assigned by the treating facility.
Outpatient Data File Provided to HCUP by the Partner
Selection of Records for Inclusion in the SASD
Types of Facilities Included in the Files Provided to HCUP by the Partner
AHCA provides an indication of the facility type. This information is stored in the HCUP data element OPservice with the following facilities identified:
AHCA also identifies the type of facility using the first 2 to 4 digits of the Florida hospital identifier (stored in the HCUP data element DSHOSPID) as specified below:
Identification of Hospital-Owned Ambulatory Surgery and Other Types of Outpatient Facilities in the SASD
If the facility in the SASD does not meet any of the above criteria, it is marked as not being owned by a hospital (HOSPITAL_OWNED = 0). Not all hospitals report to the AHA, so there is a possibility that some facilities marked with HOSPITAL_OWNED=0 are hospital-owned.
From data year 1998-2018, the HCUP data element was called FREESTANDING. A facility is considered hospital-owned (FREESTANDING = 0) if any one of the following is true:
If the facility in the SASD does not meet any of the above criteria, it is marked as not being owned by a hospital (FREESTANDING = 1). Not all hospitals report to the AHA, so there is a possibility that some facilities marked with FREESTANDING=1 are hospital-owned.
Exclusion of Records During HCUP Processing
Beginning with 2016 data, records with a discharge disposition of "still a patient" are retained in the HCUP SASD. Prior to 2016 data, these records were excluded.
Beginning in 2010, records with a designation of "admitted as an inpatient" are retained in the SASD, even though this rarely occurs. Prior to 2010, records with a designation of "admitted as an inpatient" were excluded from the files.
|Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SASD Florida File Composition. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). August 2006. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/state/sasddist/sasddist_filecompfl.jsp.|
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