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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.
 
REVCHGn - Detailed charges for revenue code n (as received from source)
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

Detailed charges are submitted charges that pertain to a specified revenue center or group of revenue centers. Beginning in 2006, charges associated with specific revenue centers stored in REVCDn are retained in REVCHGn. Charges specific to a group of revenue centers are stored in CHGn. Prior to 2006, both types of detailed charges were stored in the HCUP data element CHGn.

Charges are retained as provided by the data source, including cents and negative values. Zero charges are retained as a zero and are NOT set to missing (.). Charges greater than $9,999,999 are set to invalid (.A). No edit checks are performed on this data element during HCUP processing.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
REVCHGnDetailed charges for revenue code n (as received from source)7(n).nnCharges
.Missing
.AInvalid
 
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State Specific Notes

Massachusetts

The charge detail provided by Massachusetts varies across years.

  • Starting in 2007: Detailed charges (REVCHGn) are associated with the UB-92 revenue centers (REVCDn), and units of service (UNITn). For example, REVCHG1 applies to the revenue center in REVCD1 and the units of service are specified in UNIT1.


West Virginia

The charges of one hospital (DSHOSPID=010057) were overestimated by 111% in the 2007 data.

Beginning in 2006, detailed charge information was stored in REVCHGn field.


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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=revchgn.
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