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Central Distributor SASD: Description of Data Elements

U_NEWBN4L - Utilization Flag: Newborn Level IV
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General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes

This utilization flag is specific newborn level IV accommodations which include constant nursing and continuous cardiopulmonary and other support for severely ill infants. Depending on the purpose of the analysis, it may be advisable to use Newborn level IV in conjunction with the utilization flags for Newborn levels II and III. The Utilization Flag software creates 30 data elements that reveal additional information about use of health care services. All of the utilization flags use Uniform Billing (UB-04) revenue codes. Ten of the utilization flags use ICD-9-CM procedure codes. Another ten of the utilization flags use the procedure Clinical Classification Software (CCS). The remaining ten utilization flags do not use procedural information. More information on the Utilization Flags is available under Tools & Software on the HCUP-US Web site.

The utilization flag for newborn level IV accommodations is assigned using only revenue codes and is not impacted by the switch from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-PCS procedure coding in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
U_NEWBN4LUtilization Flag: Newborn Level IV0Service is not reported on the record
1Service is indicated only by a revenue code
2Service is indicated only by a procedure code or CCS procedure category
3Service is indicated both by a revenue code and procedure code or CCS procedure category.
State Specific Notes



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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