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Central Distributor SASD: Description of Data Elements

 
NPR - Number of ICD-9-CM procedures on this discharge
 
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General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

NPR indicates the total number of ICD-9-CM procedures (valid and invalid) coded on the discharge record. In assigning NPR, the first listed procedure is included in the count, even if it is blank, so long as there is an additional procedure present (see table below).

Value Description
0 No procedures are coded on the record.
1 Only the first listed procedure (PR1) is coded. All secondary procedures are blank.
2 One secondary procedure (PR2) is coded. The first listed procedure (PR1) may be coded or blank.
3 The second and third procedures (PR2 and PR3) are coded. The first listed procedure (PR1) may be coded or blank.
etc.


For data beginning in the fourth quarter of 2015, the count of procedures is stored in the data element I10_NPR to indicate the implementation of the ICD-10-CM/PCS coding system.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
NPRNumber of ICD-9-CM procedures on this discharge0 - nnNumber of procedures
 
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State Specific Notes

South Carolina

Due to an error in processing the 1996 SASD for freestanding facilities, the number of coded procedures (NPR) can be greater than zero when no procedures are coded on the discharge. This was caused by procedure codes of "XXXX" being set to blank after the number of procedures was counted. The number of procedures (NPR) is accurately calculated in 1997.


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Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SASD Description of Data Elements - All States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). April 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/vars/sasddistnote.jsp?var=npr.
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