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Central Distributor SEDD: Description of Data Elements

 
DXPOAn - Diagnosis n, present on admission indicator
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

DXPOAn indicates whether each diagnosis (DXn) was present at admission. This provides an indicator of complications arising during a hospitalization. The coding of this data element is consistent with the UB-04 standards. No edits checks are performed on this data element during HCUP processing.

Beginning with the 2017 HCUP databases, external cause of morbidity codes are included with other diagnoses in the diagnosis-related data elements (I10_DXn, I10_NDX, and DXPOAn) and are no longer retained in separate data elements (I10_ECAUSEn, I10_NECAUSE, and E_POAn).

From 1998 to 2006, this data element was called DXatAdmitn and coded with 0/1 values. Before 1998, this data element is called TMDXn.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
DXPOAnDiagnosis n, present on admission indicator YYes
NNo
WClinically undetermined
UDocumentation is insufficient to determine if condition is present on admission
E, 1, or XExempt from POA reporting
BlankAcceptable value on diagnoses that are exempt from POA reporting. Indicates missing information on nonexempt diagnoses.
 
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State Specific Notes

Alaska
Alaska
IPOAn DXPOAn
Value Description Value Description
Y Yes Y Yes
N No N No
U Unknown U Unknown
W Clinically undetermined W Clinically undetermined
E Exempt from POA reporting
1 Exempt from POA reporting 1 Exempt from POA reporting
Blank Missing Blank Missing
Other Invalid


Georgia
Georgia
IPOAn DXPOAn
Value Description Value Description
Y Yes Y Yes
N No N No
U Unknown U Unknown
W Clinically undetermined W Clinically undetermined
- -- E Exempt from POA reporting
1 Exempt from POA reporting 1
- -- X
Blank Missing Blank Missing
Other Invalid


Indiana
Indiana
(Valid Beginning in 2009)
IPOAn DXPOAn
Value Description Value Description
Y, y Yes Y Yes / Present at time of inpatient admission
N, n No N No / Not present at time of inpatient admission
U, u No info in the record U Unknown
W, w Clinically undetermined W Provider is unable to clinically determine whether condition was present on admission or not
E, e Exempt from POA reporting E Exempt from POA reporting
1 Exempt from POA reporting 1 Exempt from POA reporting
Blank Missing Blank Missing
Other Invalid


Massachusetts

Beginning with 2007, Massachusetts provided diagnosis present on admission indicator.

Massachusetts
(2007, 2009 and 2010)
IPOAn DXPOAn
Value Description Value Description
Y or y Yes Y Yes/ Present at time of inpatient admission
N or n No N No / Not present at time of inpatient admission
U or u Unknown U Documentation is insufficient to determine if condition is present on admission
W, w Clinically undetermined W Clinically undetermined
1 Exempt form POA reporting E Exempt from POA reporting
e or E or A, a Exempt form POA reporting
Blank Exempt form POA reporting Blank Acceptable value on diagnoses that are exempt from POA reporting. Indicates missing information on nonexempt diagnoses.
"-" Any undocumented value " " Missing/Invalid


Massachusetts
(2008)
IPOAn DXPOAn
Value Description Value Description
Y Yes Y Yes
N No N No
U Unknown U No information on record
W Clinically undetermined W Clinically undetermined
1 Not applicable Blank Missing
E or A Not applicable
Blank Not applicable
"-" Any undocumented value " " Missing/Invalid


Minnesota
Minnesota
IPOAn DXPOAn
Value Description Value Description
Y Diagnosis was present at time of admission. Y Yes
N Diagnosis was not present at time of admission N No
U Unknown - documentation insufficient to determine U Unknown
W Clinically undetermined W Provider is unable to clinically determine whether condition was present on admission or not
E Exempt from POA reporting E Exempt from POA reporting
1 Unreported/Not used. Exempt from POA reporting 1 Exempt from POA reporting
- Exempt from POA reporting X Exempt from POA reporting
Blank Missing Blank Missing
Other Invalid


New Jersey
New Jersey
(Valid beginning in 2011)
IPOAn DXPOAn
Value Description Value Description
Y Yes Y Yes / Present at time of inpatient admission
N No N No / Not present at time of inpatient admission
U No information in the record U Unknown
W Clinically undetermined W Provider is unable to clinically determine whether condition was present on admission or not
-- -- E Exempt from POA reporting
1 Exempt from POA reporting 1 Exempt from POA reporting
(blank) Missing Blank Missing
(other) Invalid



New Jersey
(Valid in 2008 & 2010)
IPOAn DXPOAn
Value Description Value Description
Y Yes Y Yes
N No N No
U No information in the record U Unknown
W Clinically undetermined W Clinically undetermined
1 Exempt from POA reporting E Exempt from POA reporting
E Exempt from POA reporting
(blank) Missing Blank Missing
(other) Invalid



New Jersey
(2009)
IPOAn DXPOAn
Value Description Value Description
Y Yes Y Yes
N No N No
U No information in the record U Unknown
W Clinically undetermined W Clinically undetermined
1 Exempt from POA reporting Blank Missing
E Exempt from POA reporting
(blank) Missing
(other) Invalid

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