|UNITn - Units of service|
|State Specific Notes|
The unit of service (UNITn) is retained as provided by the data source. Negative values are set to invalid (.A). If supplied by the data source, fractional values of units of service (UNIT) are rounded, with any non-zero value less than 1 (0.01-0.99) rounded to 1.
|State Specific Notes|
Beginning in 2006, please see REVCHGn for detailed charge information. CHGn is no longer included in KY SID.
Detailed charges (CHGn) are associated with identified revenue centers (REVCDn) and units of service (UNITn). For example, CHG1 applies to the revenue center in REVCD1 and the units of service specified in UNIT1. Kentucky reports detailed charges (CHGn) associated with standard UB-92 revenue codes stored in REVCDn. Kentucky does not collapse or redefine ranges of revenue codes.
In addition, prior to data year 2005, information on total charges (revenue center 001) was removed from the detailed charge arrays. (CHGn, REVCDn, and UNITn). Information on total charges is available in the HCUP variables TOTCHG and TOTCHG_X.
Beginning in 2006, REVCHGn field includes information about detailed charges associated with the identified revenue centers (REVCDn) and the units of service (UNITn). CHGn is no longer included in the MD SASD files.
Beginning in July 2001, detailed charges (CHGn) are associated with the identified revenue centers (REVCDn) and the units of service (UNITn). For example, CHG1 applies to the revenue center in REVCD1 and the units of service specified in UNIT1.
From January 2001 to June 30, 2001, Maryland supplied eight specific charges without revenue codes or units. To be compatible with the revenue code specific charges and units provided starting in July 2001, units (UNITn) were set to missing (.) in the first half of the year.
Beginning in 2008, New Jersey provided units of service assocaited with specific revenue centers.
Units of services assocaited with unit categories were discontinued in 2008.
The unit categories from New Jersey are:
|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=unitn.|
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