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Central Distributor SEDD: Description of Data Elements

U_OTHIMPLANTS - Utilization Flag: Other Implants
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes

This utilization flag is for other implants -objects or materials partially or totally inserted or grafted into the body for prosthetic, therapeutic, or diagnostic purposes. Included are tissue, teeth, pellets of medicine, tubes or needles containing a radioactive substance, grafts, any liquid and solid plastic materials, shunts, artificial joints, stints, pins, plates, screws, and anchors. 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 other implants 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_OTHIMPLANTSUtilization Flag: Other Implants0Service 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 SEDD Description of Data Elements - All States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). September 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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