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Central Distributor SID: Description of Data Elements

BILLTYPE - Type of bill, UB-92 coding
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes

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
111 Hospital - Inpatient (Including Medicare Part A) - Admit Through Discharge Claims
121 Hospital - Inpatient (Medicare Part B Only) - Admit Through Discharge Claims
131 Hospital - Outpatient - Admit Through Discharge Claims
831 Special Facility - Ambulatory Surgery Center - Admit Through Discharge Claims
851 Special Facility - Critical Access Hospital - Admit Through Discharge Claims
Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
BILLTYPEType of bill, UB-92 codingAaaUB-92 bill type code
State Specific Notes

New Jersey

Beginning in 2005, the definition of AS records was based on the UB-92 bill type - the first two digits must be "13" (BillType = 13x) to indicate hospital outpatient services. Inpatient records must have the first two digits of "11" or "12" (BillType = 11x or BillType = 12x) to indicate hospital inpatient services.

Prior to 2005, the definition of ambulatory surgery records supplied by New Jersey was: Same-day stay (LOS = 0), Non-zero charges to operating room or same-day surgery, and Discharged to home (DISP = 1).


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.
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