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Central Distributor SASD: Description of Data Elements

APGTYPEn - Ambulatory Patient Group Type for procedure n (as received from data source)
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes

The data element APGTYPEn contains the Ambulatory Patient Group Type provided by the data source that is associated with the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) procedure code or Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) procedure code stored in the HCUP data element CPTn. No edit checks are performed on this data element during HCUP data processing. Valid values are defined below:

01 = Significant Procedure
02 = Ancillary Procedure
03 = Incidental Procedure
04 = Medical Visit Indicator
05 = Mental Illness/Sub Abuse Therapy
06 = Mental Illness/Sub Abuse Counseling
07 = Not Valid Use in MAPGTYPE
08 = Alphanumeric CPT with No APG
09 = Error PAPG
10 = Batch bill APG
11 = State Specific APG Assigned
12 = Percent of Charge APG
Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
APGTYPEnAmbulatory Patient Group Type for procedure n (as received from data source)nnAPG Type
State Specific Notes


From 2005 - 2008, Utah provided HCUP with 3M Ambulatory Patient Group Categories. Beginning in 2009, Utah provides 3M Enhanced Ambulatory Patient Group Categories.


Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SASD Description of Data Elements - All States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). May 2024. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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