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Central Distributor SID: Description of Data Elements
This section describes how HCUP data elements are coded, restrictions on their use, their uniform values, and State-specific coding practices.
 
ASOURCEUB92 - Admission source, (UB-92 standard coding)
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

Three HCUP data elements contain information on the source of admission:

  • ASOURCEUB92 (available beginning in 2002 for HCUP data in general, and in 2003 for the NIS) indicates the source of admission and uses the same coding as the source of admission data element on the UB-92 claim form. ASOURCEUB92 has more detailed categories for routine admissions and transfers from other health facilities than the HCUP data element ASOURCE. Some states do not provide enough detail in the coding of the source of admission to accurately code ASOURCEUB92. For these states, the data element ASOURCEUB92 is not available.
  • ASOURCE (available for all data years) indicates the source of the admission (emergency department; transfer from a hospital; routine, birth and other; etc.) recoded into HCUP uniform values. Routine, birth, and other (ASOURCE=5) include referrals from physicians, clinics, and HMOs. Transfer from a hospital may include transfers within the same hospital as well as transfers between hospitals. If the data source does not provide the admission source, then beginning in the 1998 data, ASOURCE is not present on the HCUP files. In the 1988-1997 data, ASOURCE is retained on the HCUP files and is set to unavailable from source (.B).
  • ASOURCE_X (available beginning in 1998 data) retains the source of admission as provided by the data source. The original values have not been recoded into uniform HCUP values and are source-specific. ASOURCE_X is available for all states that provide HCUP with information on admission source.

The Uniform Billing UB-04 Specifications changed Source of Admission to Point of Origin for Admission or Visit. While this change was scheduled to start as of October 1, 2007, the change-over date was not universally followed. To accommodate the new information two data elements were added to the HCUP databases - PointOfOriginUB04, for uniformly coded values, and PointOfOrigin_X, for values as received from source. During HCUP processing of the 2007 calendar year data, coding was examined by hospital and information was stored in ASOURCEUB92/ASOURCE_X and PointOfOriginUB04/PointOfOrigin_X as most appropriate. Sometimes there was not a succinct change from one coding scheme to another. Original source values are retained in ASOURCE_X and PointOfOrigin_X if there are any question about the coding.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
ASOURCEUB92Admission source, (UB-92 standard coding)1If non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Physician referral
2If non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Clinic referral
3If non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) HMO referral
4If non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Transfer from a hospital
5If non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6If non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Transfer from another health facility
7If non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Emergency room
8If non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Court/Law enforcement
AIf non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
BIf non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Transfer From Another Home Health Agency
CIf non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Readmission to Same Home Health Agency
DIf non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Transfer from one distinct unit of the hospital to another distinct unit of the same hospital resulting in a separate claim to the payer
EIf non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Transfer from Ambulatory Surgery Center
FIf non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Transfer from Hospice and under Hospice plan
BlankIf non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Missing/Invalid
1If newborn admissions (ATYPE = 4) Normal newborn
2If newborn admissions (ATYPE = 4) Premature delivery
3If newborn admissions (ATYPE = 4) Sick baby
4If newborn admissions (ATYPE = 4) Extramural birth
BlankIf newborn admissions (ATYPE = 4) Missing/Invalid
 
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State Specific Notes

Arizona
Arizona
(Beginning in 2002)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO/AHCCCS health plan referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
--   A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Transfer/Separate Claim (beginning 2007) D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
9, Blank Information not available, Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admissions (TYPE = 4) (Valid prior to October 2007)
1, N Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
2, P Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3, S Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4, E Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, Blank Information not available, Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admissions (TYPE = 4) (Valid July to December 2002)
A Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
E Other Newborn
B Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
C Sick baby 3 Sick baby
D Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, Blank Information not available, Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admissions (TYPE = 4) (Valid through June 2002)
1 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, Blank Information not available, Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


Arkansas
Arkansas
(Valid Prior to 2010)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO Referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a SNF 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another Health Care Facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency Room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
--   A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Inpatient transfers within the same facility D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
9, Any undocumented values Information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admissions (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal Delivery 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature Delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick Baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, Any undocumented values Information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded from ASOURCEUB92.


Colorado
Colorado
(Beginning in 2002)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from Critical Access Hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer (beginning in 2006)
9, 0, B, C, E, F, Blank, Any undocumented values Missing or undocumented value . Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal newborn 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, 0, Blank, Any undocumented values Missing or undocumented value . Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


Florida
Florida
(Beginning in 2002)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1, 01 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2, 02 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3, 03 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4, 04 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5, 05 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6, 06 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7, 07 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8, 08 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
--   A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
--   B Transfer from another home health agency
--   C Readmission to same home health agency
--   D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
--   E Transfer from Ambulatory Surgery Center
--   F Transfer from Hospice and under Hospice plan
09, Blank, Any undocumented values Information Not Available, Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
10 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
11 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
12 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
13 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
14, Blank, Any undocumented values Other/Unknown (if ATYPE=4), Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


Hawaii
Hawaii
(Valid from 2002 - 2007)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
A Transfer from a rural hospital primary care facility
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility (SNF) 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
--   A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility resulting in a separate claim to the payer D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
9, Blank, Any undocumented values Information not available, missing, invalid Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, Blank, Any undocumented values Information not available, missing, invalid Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92. There is no separate ASOURCE variable for newborns in 2002.


Iowa
Iowa
(Beginning in 2002)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
9, Blank Information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
Other Any other values
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal birth 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature birth 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, 0, Other Information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


Kentucky
Kentucky
(Beginning in 2002)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from SNF 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a critical access hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Tsfr from hosp IP in same fac - sep clm to payer D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
9, Blank Unknown, Missing . Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
11 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
12 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
13 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
14 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
09, 19, Blank Missing . Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


Massachusetts
Massachusetts
(Valid beginning in 2012)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Within hospital clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
L Outside hospital clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from an acute hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing home 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from Intermediate Care Facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
X Observation
9 Other (to include level 4 nursing facility)
7 Outside hospital emergency room 7 Emergency room
R Within hospital emergency room
M Walk-in/Self referral
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
--   A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
    B Transfer from another Home Health Agency
    C Readmissions to same Home Health Agency
    D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
T Transfer from outside ambulatory surgery E Transfer from Ambulatory Surgery Center
Y Transfer from within hospital ambulatory surgery
F Transfer from Hospice Facility F Transfer from Hospice and under Hospice plan
-. 0, Z, Blank Information not available, missing Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admissions (TYPE = 4)
A Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
B Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
C Sick baby 3 Sick baby
D, W Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
-, 0, Z, Blank Information not available, Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.



Massachusetts
(Valid 2002 - 2011)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Within hospital clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
L Outside hospital clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from an acute hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing home 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from Intermediate Care Facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
T Transfer from outside ambulatory surgery
Y Transfer from hospital surgery
X Observation
9 Other (to include level 4 nursing facility)
7 Outside hospital emergency room 7 Emergency room
R Within hospital emergency room
M Walk-in/Self referral
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
--   A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
    B Transfer from another Home Health Agency
    C Readmissions to same Home Health Agency
    D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
    E Transfer from Ambulatory Surgery Center
    F Transfer from Hospice and under Hospice plan
-. 0, Z, Blank Information not available, missing Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admissions (TYPE = 4)
A Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
B Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
C Sick baby 3 Sick baby
D, W Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
-, 0, Z, Blank Information not available, Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


Michigan
Michigan
(Beginning in 2002)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Non-health care facility - valid beginning 2007, Physician referral - valid through 2006 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic/outpatient referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a rural primary care hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Transfer from one distinct unit of the hospital to another distinct unit of the same hospital D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
E Transfer from ambulatory surgery center E Transfer from ambulatory surgery center
F Transfer from hospice F Transfer from Hospice and under Hospice plan
0 Missing, invalid or unrecorded Blank Missing or Invalid
9 Information not available
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
N Normal newborn 1 Normal newborn
-- Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
-- Sick baby 3 Sick baby
-- Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
-- Missing or unknown Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


Mississippi
Mississippi
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Non-Health Care Facility 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic 2 Clinic referral
    3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital (Different Facility) 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a SNF/ICF 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another Health Care Facility 6 Transfer from another health facility
7 Emergency Room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
    A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
B Transfer from another Home Health Agency B Transfer from another Home Health Agency
C Readmission to same Home Health Agency C Readmission to same Home Health Agency
D Transfer from one Distinct Unit of the hospital to another Distinct Unit of the same hospital resulting in a separate claim to the payer D Transfer from one distinct unit of the hospital to another distinct unit of the same hospital resulting in a separate claim to the payer
E Transfer from Ambulatory Surgery Center E Transfer from Ambulatory Surgery Center
F Transfer from Hospice and is under a Hospice Plan of Care or enrolled in a Hospice Program F Transfer from Hospice and under Hospice plan
9 Information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
NULL, other  
Newborn Admissions (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal Delivery 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature Delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick Baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, blank Unknown, Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
other  


Nebraska
Nebraska
(Beginning in 2002)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
B Transfer from another home health agency
C Readmission to same home health agency
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a critical access hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
0, 9, Blank Missing . Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
0, 9, Blank Missing . Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


Nevada
Nevada
(Valid 2008-2012)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic Referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a Critical Access Hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D If non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4) Transfer from one distinct unit of the hospital to another distinct unit of the same hospital resulting in a separate claim to the payer D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer (beginning in 2006)
Blank, 9, any undocumented values Unknown, Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
Blank, 99, 9, any undocumented values; Unknown, missing Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.
This applies to ASOURCEUB92


Nevada
(Valid Prior to 2008)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic Referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a Critical Access Hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
    D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer (beginning in 2006)
Blank, 9, any undocumented values Unknown, Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
11 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
12 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
13 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
14 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
Blank, 99, any undocumented values; Unknown, missing Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


New Jersey

This data element was discontinued starting in 2013

New Jersey
(Valid 2002-2012)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Outpatient of Clinic 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from an acute care hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a rural primary care hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Inpatient transfers within the same facility D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
9, Blank Unknown, Missing . Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal delivery (if ATYPE = 4) 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery (if ATYPE = 4) 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby (if ATYPE = 4) 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth (if ATYPE =4) 4 Extramural birth
    . Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


New Mexico
New Mexico
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a SNF 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
B Transfer from another Home Health Agency B Transfer from another home health agency
C Readmission to same Home Health Agency C Readmission to the same home health agency
D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
E Transfer from Ambulatory Surgery Center E Transfer from ambulatory surgery center
F Transfer from Hospice and is under a Hospice Plan of Care or enrolled in a Hospice Program F Transfer from hospice and is under a hospice plan of care or enrolled in a hospice program
9 Information not available blank Missing or Invalid
blank  
other  
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9 Not Available blank Missing or Invalid
blank  
other  
ASOURCE is coded from ASOURCEUB92.



New Mexico
(Valid for 2007 & 2008 Only)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a SNF 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
B Transfer from another Home Health Agency B Transfer from another home health agency
C Readmission to same Home Health Agency C Readmission to the same home health agency
D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer (effective 4/1/06) D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
E Transfer from Ambulatory Surgery Center E Transfer from ambulatory surgery center
F Transfer from Hospice and is under a Hospice Plan of Care or enrolled in a Hospice Program F Transfer from hospice and is under a hospice plan of care or enrolled in a hospice program
9 Information not available blank Missing or Invalid
blank  
other  
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9 Information not available blank Missing or Invalid
blank  
other  


New York
New York
(Valid 2002 - 2012)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from SNF 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from critical access hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Transfer From Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer (Effective 4/1/2006) D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
9, Blank, Any undocumented values Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal delivery (if ATYPE = 4) 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery (if ATYPE = 4) 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, Blank, Any undocumented values Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


North Carolina
North Carolina
(Beginning in 2002)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
0 Trans from psych substance_abuse or reha
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
Blank, 9, 0, I, N, U, Y Missing, unknown Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
Blank, 0, 5, 6, 7, 9 Missing, unknown Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


Oregon
Oregon
(Valid 2002-2007)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
01 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
02 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
03 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
04 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
05 Transfer from a SNF 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
06 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
07 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
08 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
09, 19, Blank Information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
Any values not documented by the data source Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
11 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
12 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
13 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
14 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
09, 19, Blank Information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
Any values not documented by the data source Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


Rhode Island
Rhode Island
(Beginning in 2006)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a SNF 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
Z Emergency room from nursing home
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer to a Critical Access hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
9, Blank, Any undocumented values Information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admissions (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, Blank, Any undocumented values Information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
Any values not documented by the data source Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.



Rhode Island
(2002-2005)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a SNF 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
Z Emergency room from nursing home
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer to a Critical Access hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
9, Blank, Any undocumented values Information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admissions (TYPE = 4)
A, E Normal birth, Newborn 1 Normal newborn
B Premature birth 2 Premature delivery
C Sick baby 3 Sick baby
D Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
F, 9, Blank, Any undocumented values Stillborn, information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
Any values not documented by the data source Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


South Dakota
South Dakota
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital (beginning in 2005) A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
9, Blank, any undocumented values Missing, Information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal birth 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature birth 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, Blank, any undocumented values Missing, Information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


Utah
Utah
(Beginning in 2002)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
B Transfer from another HHA B Transfer from another home health agency
C Readmission to same HHA C Readmission to the same home health agency
D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
E Transfer from ambulatory surgery center E Transfer from Ambulatory Surgery Center
F Transfer from hospice and is under a hospice plan of care or enrolled in a hospice program F Transfer from Hospice and under Hospice plan
0, 9, Blank, any undocumented values Information not available, missing Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1, 5 Normal delivery, Born inside this hospital (starting Q4 07) 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4, 6 Extramural birth, Born outside this hospital (starting Q4 07) 4 Extramural birth
0, 9, Blank, any undocumented values Invalid, Missing . Missing or Invalid

SID/SEDD: Admission source information was provided in two fields: one for newborns and one for all other patients. ASOURCE_X was assigned as follows:

If a new born record (ATYPE=4) then ASOURCE_X = the newborn admission source.
Else ASOURCE_X = the admission source for non-newborns

SASD: Admission source is provided in one field for all patients.



Vermont
Vermont
(Valid 2002 - 2007)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a SNF 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a critical access hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
9, Blank, Any undocumented values Information not available, Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, Blank, Any undocumented values Information not available Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


Washington
Washington
(Valid 2002 - 2007)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a SNF 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from CAH (added in 2005) A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Transfer within hospital - New Claim (Added 2005) D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
--   A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
9, Blank Other/Missing . Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal delivery 1 Normal newborn
5 Multiple birth (discontinued in 1995)
2 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, Blank Other/Missing . Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


West Virginia
West Virginia
(Beginning in 2002)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access hospital
D Inpatient transfers within the same facility D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
9, Blank Unknown, Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admission (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal birth 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature birth 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
9, Blank Unknown, Missing Blank Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.


Wisconsin
Wisconsin
(Beginning in 2002)
ASOURCE_X ASOURCEUB92
Value Description Value Description
Non-newborn admissions (ATYPE NE 4)
1 Physician referral 1 Physician referral
2 Clinic referral 2 Clinic referral
3 HMO referral 3 HMO referral
4 Transfer from a hospital 4 Transfer from a hospital
5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility 5 Transfer from a skilled nursing facility
6 Transfer from another health care facility 6 Transfer from another health care facility
B Transfer from Another Home Health Agency (through 2006)
C Readmission to Same Home Health Agency
7 Emergency room 7 Emergency room
8 Court/Law enforcement 8 Court/Law enforcement
A Transfer from a Critical Access Hospital A Transfer from a Critical Access Hospital
B Transfer from Another Home Health Agency (Beginning 2007) B Transfer from Another Home Health Agency
D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer D Transfer from Hospital Inpatient in the Same Facility Resulting in a Separate Claim to the Payer
9, Blank Unknown, missing . Missing or Invalid
Newborn Admissions (TYPE = 4)
1 Normal newborn 1 Normal newborn
2 Premature delivery 2 Premature delivery
3 Sick baby 3 Sick baby
4 Extramural birth 4 Extramural birth
--   . Missing or Invalid
ASOURCE is coded directly from ASOURCEUB92.
Beginning in 2006, admission source information was provided in two fields: one for newborns and one for all other patients. ASOURCE_X was assigned as follows:
If a new born record (ATYPE=4) then ASOURCE_X = the newborn admission source. Else ASOURCE_X = the admission source for non-newborns.

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Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SID Description of Data Elements - All States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). August 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/vars/siddistnote.jsp?var=asourceub92.
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