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Central Distributor SASD: Description of Data Elements

PROFEE - Indicator of professional fees in total charges
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes

An indicator that professional fees are included in total charges (PROFEE) is retained as provided by the data source. The original values have not been recoded into uniform HCUP values and are source-specific.

Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
PROFEEIndicator of professional fees in total charges1Yes
State Specific Notes


Prior to 2005, PROFEE is a required submission field for ambulatory surgery data in Florida. PROFEE indicates whether or not professional fees for radiology services are included in total charges (TOTCHG and TOTCHG_X).

The coding of TOTCHG and TOTCHG_X in Florida is inconsistent with the coding of total charges in other states. In Florida, total charges may include professional fees. In all other HCUP states, either professional fees are not included in the supplied total charges or the professional fees are subtracted from the total during HCUP processing. Use the variable PROFEE to identify records for which the total charges include professional fees.

Beginning in 2005, Florida stopped providing the variable, PROFEE.


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.
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