Clinical Classifications Software (CCS), formerly known as Clinical Classifications for Health Policy Research (CCHPR), consists of 260 diagnosis categories. This system is based on ICD-9-CM codes. All diagnosis codes are classified. All E-codes (External Causes of Injury and Poisoning) are combined into the last category, 260.
DCCHPRn is coded as follows:
- DCCHPRn ranges from 1 to 260 if the diagnosis code (DXn) is valid by the HCUP criteria, which allows a six-month window (three months before and three months after) around the official ICD-9-CM coding changes (usually October 1), for anticipation of or lags in response to official ICD-9-CM coding changes.
- DCCHPRn is missing (.), if there is no diagnosis code (DXn = " ").
- DCCHPRn is set to invalid (.A), if the diagnosis code (DXn) is invalid (DXVn = 1).
DCCHPRn is retained (values 1-260) when a valid diagnosis is flagged as inconsistent with age or sex (DXVn = .C). For best results, use DCCHPRn only when the diagnosis is valid and consistent (DXVn = 0).
Beginning in the 1998 data, this data element is called DXCCSn.
Labels for CCS, formerly known as CCHPR, categories are provided as an ASCII file in HCUP Tools: Labels and Formats.
Formats to label CCS, formerly known as CCHPR, categories are documented in HCUP Tools: Labels and Formats. Both sixteen-and forty-character labels are available.
A format is also available to map CCS codes into a few broad classes of conditions based on ICD-9-CM chapters. These formats are also documented in HCUP Tools: Labels and Formats.