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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.
 
PointOfOrigin_X - Point of origin for admission or visit, as received from source
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

PointOfOrigin_X retains the point of origin of the admission or visit, as provided by the data source.

Two HCUP data elements contain information on the patient's point of origin:

  • PointOfOriginUB04 indicates the point of origin of the patient to the hospital setting and uses the same coding as the point of origin data element on the UB-04 claim form.
  • PointOfOrigin_X retains the point of origin as provided by the data source. The original values have not been recoded into uniform HCUP values and are source-specific. PointOfOrigin_X is available for all states that provide HCUP with information on point of origin.

Prior to 2007 data, information on the source of admission was coded in up to three HCUP data elements (ASOURCEUB92, ASOURCE, and ASOURCE_X). Beginning with 2007 data, PointOfOriginUB04 and PointOfOrigin_X are available if the information is provided by the HCUP data source.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
PointOfOrigin_XPoint of origin for admission or visit, as received from sourcen(a)Source-specific coding
 
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State Specific Notes

None

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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=pointoforigin_x.
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