Bill type is retained as provided by the data source. We expect that the information is coded according to UB-92 regulations, but no edit checks are performed on this data element during HCUP processing. The first digit indicates type of facility, the second digit indicates bill classification, and the third digit indicates frequency. Examples of bill types typically seen in the HCUP data are listed below. Refer to a UB-92 manual for the complete list of values.
|Sample Values for Bill Type
|Hospital - Inpatient (Including Medicare Part A) - Admit Through Discharge Claims
|Hospital - Inpatient (Medicare Part B Only) - Admit Through Discharge Claims
|Hospital - Outpatient - Admit Through Discharge Claims
|Special Facility - Ambulatory Surgery Center - Admit Through Discharge Claims
|Special Facility - Critical Access Hospital - Admit Through Discharge Claims