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Central Distributor SASD: 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.
 
 
CHGn - Detailed charges
 
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 2005, 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 2005, both types of detailed charges were stored in the HCUP data element CHGn.

Detailed charges (CHGn) 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
CHGnDetailed charges+/- 7(n).nnCharges
.Missing
.AInvalid
 
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State Specific Notes

Colorado

The charge categories for Colorado are:

CHGn Description UB-92/UB-04 Revenue Codes
CHG1 Routine Charges 100-239
CHG2 Laboratory Charges 300-319
CHG3 Radiology Charges 320-359, 400-409, 610-619
CHG4 Pharmacy Charges 250-259, 260-269, 630-639
CHG5 All Other Charges ---


Florida

Beginning in 2010, Florida supplied detailed charges in 14 categories. The categories are defined as follows.

CHGn Description
CHG1 Pharmacy Charges
CHG2 Medical and Surgical Supply Charges
CHG3 Laboratory Charges
CHG4 Radiology and Other Imaging Charges
CHG5 Cardiology Charges
CHG6 Operating Room Charges
CHG7 Anesthesia Charges
CHG8 Recovery Room Charges
CHG9 Emergency Room Charges
CHG10 Treatment Response Charges
CHG11 Treatment or Observation Room Charges
CHG12 Gastro-Intestinal (GI) Services
CHG13 Extra-Corporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Lithotrypsy)
CHG14 Other Charges



Florida supplied detailed charges in 11 categories. Detailed charges had been rounded to the nearest dollar by Florida. Each charge category was assigned to a separate HCUP data element:

Beginning in 2005, CHGn is defined as follows

CHGn Description
CHG1 Pharmacy
CHG2 Medical and Surgical Supplies
CHG3 Laboratory Charges
CHG4 Radiology and Other Imaging Charges
CHG5 Cardiology Charges
CHG6 Operating Room
CHG7 Anesthesia
CHG8 Recovery Room Charges
CHG9 Emergency Room Charges
CHG10 Treatment/Observation Room
CHG11 Other charges



Prior to 2005, CHGn is defined as follows

CHGn Description UB-92 Revenue Codes
CHG1 Pharmacy 25x
CHG2 Medical and Surgical Supplies 27x
CHG3 Radiation Oncology 28x
CHG4 Laboratory 30x
CHG5 CT Scan 35x
CHG6 Operating Room 36x
CHG7 Anesthesia 37x
CHG8 MRI 61x
CHG9 Recovery Room 71x
CHG10 Treatment/Observation Room * 76x
CHG11 Other charges --

* In 1997-98, CHG10 was zero on all records.



Iowa

Beginning with 2005, detailed charges (CHGn) are associated with the identified revenue centers (REVCDn) and the units of service (UNITn). For example, CHG1 applies to the revenue center in REVCD1 and the units of service specified in UNIT1. Iowa reports detailed charges (CHGn) associated with standard UB-92 revenue codes stored in REVCDn. Iowa does not collapse or redefine ranges of revenue codes.

Through 2004, Iowa supplied 23 charge buckets as follows:


HCUP Variable Description
CHG1 Pharmacy
CHG2 Medical/Surgical Supply
CHG3 Laboratory
CHG4 MRI and CAT Scans
CHG5 Therapeutic Radiology
CHG6 Other Diagnostic Services
CHG7 Nuclear Medicine
CHG8 Operating Room
CHG9 Anesthesia
CHG10 Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy
CHG11 Speech Pathology
CHG12 Uncovered
CHG13 Professional Fees
CHG14 Treatment or Observation Room
CHG15 Ambulatory Surgical Care
CHG16 Emergency Room
CHG17 Recovery Room
CHG18 Labor/Delivery
CHG19 Audiology
CHG20 Lithotripsy
CHG21 Cardiac Rehab
CHG22 Renal Dialysis
CHG23 Other


Kentucky

Detailed charges (CHGn) are associated with identified revenue centers (REVCDn) and units of service (UNITn). For example, CHG1 applies to the revenue center in REVCD1 and the units of service specified in UNIT1. Kentucky reports detailed charges (CHGn) associated with standard UB-92 revenue codes stored in REVCDn. Kentucky does not collapse or redefine ranges of revenue codes.


Information on total charges (revenue center 001) was removed from the detailed charge arrays. (CHGn, REVCDn, and UNITn). Information on total charges is available in the HCUP variables TOTCHG and TOTCHG_X.



Maryland

Beginning in 2006, REVCHGn field includes information about detailed charges associated with the identified revenue centers (REVCDn) and the units of service (UNITn). CHGn is no longer included in the MD SASD files.

Beginning in July 2001, detailed charges (CHGn) are associated with the identified revenue centers (REVCDn) and the units of service (UNITn). For example, CHG1 applies to the revenue center in REVCD1 and the units of service specified in UNIT1.

From January 2001 to June 30, 2001, Maryland supplied eight specific charges without revenue codes or units. To be compatible with the revenue code specific charges and units provided starting in July 2001, revenue codes (REVCDn) were imputed on records in January through June 2001 and units (UNITn) were set to missing (.). Revenue codes in January through June 2001 were assigned as follows:

  • CHG1 - Room and Board - REVCD1 set to "101" (All inclusive Room and Board)
  • CHG2 - Operating Room - REVCD2 set to "360" (General Classification OR Services)
  • CHG3 - Drug - REVCD3 set to "250" (General Classification Pharmacy)
  • CHG4 - Radiology - REVCD4 set to "AAA" because diagnostic and therapeutic radiology services use different UB-92 revenue codes.
  • CHG5 - Laboratory - REVCD5 set to "300" (General Classification Laboratory)
  • CHG6 - Medical Supplies - REVCD6 set to "270" (General Classification Med/Surg Supplies)
  • CHG7 - Therapy - REVCD7 set to "BBB" because different types of therapy require different UB-92 revenue codes
  • CHG8 - Other - REVCD8 set to "CCC"

From 1995-2000, Maryland supplied eight detailed charges, where the type of charge is explicitly linked to the charge variable. For instance, CHG3 applies to drug charges only. No revenue centers (REVCDn) or units of service (UNITn) are supplied. The following charge categories apply:

CHG1 Daily Room and Board Charges
CHG2 Operating Room Charges
CHG3 Drug Charges
CHG4 Radiology Charges
CHG5 Laboratory Charges
CHG6 Medical Supplies Charges
CHG7 Therapy Charges
CHG8 Other Charges

For 1993 and 1994, 20 detailed charges are available for Maryland. Detailed charges (CHGn) are associated with the identified revenue centers (REVCDn) and the units of service (UNITn). For example, CHG1 applies to the revenue center in REVCD1 and the units of service specified in UNIT1. See Note for REVCDn for the revenue centers associated with each detailed charge in 1993-1994.

For 1990-1992, detailed charges were reported by Maryland, but were not processed as HCUP variables.



New Jersey

Detailed charges associated with the groups of revenue centers were discontinued in 2008.

Beginning in 2008, New Jersey provided charges associated with specific revenue centers. These charges were stored in REVCHGn field.

The charge categories from New Jersey are:

CHGn Description UB-92 Revenue Codes
CHG1 Medical - Surgical Charges (MSA) 111, 116, 121, 126, 131, 136, 141, 146, 151, 156, 164, 167, 169, 224
CHG2 Obstetric Charges (OBS) 112, 122, 132, 142, 152, 232
CHG3 Pediatric Charges (PED) 113, 123, 133, 143, 153
CHG4 Psychiatric Charges (PSA) 114, 124, 134, 144, 154
CHG5 Burn Care Unit Charges (BCU) 207
CHG6 Intensive Care Unit Charges (ICU) 201-209, 233
CHG7 Coronary Care Unit Charges (CCU) 211-219, 234
CHG8 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Charges (NNI) 174
CHG9 Newborn Nursery Charges (NBN) 171-173, 179, 231
CHG10 Emergency Room Charges (EMR) 450-459, 500, 509, 540-549, 700, 709, 981
CHG11 Clinic Charges (CLN) 510-529, 770-771, 779, 962, 982-983
CHG12 Home Health Charges (HHA) 550-559, 570, 571-579, 580-589, 590, 599, 984
CHG13 Anesthesiology Charges (ANS) 370-379, 963-964
CHG14 Cardiac Catheterization Charges (CCA) 480-481, 489
CHG15 Delivery and/or Gyn Charges (DEL) 720-729
CHG16 Dialysis Charges (DIA) 634-635, 800-809, 880-882, 889
CHG17 Drug or Pharmacy Charges (DRU) 250-259, 631-637
CHG18 Electrocardiogram Charges(EKG) 482, 730-739, 985
CHG19 Laboratory Charges (LAB) 300-319, 380-399, 921, 923, 924, 925, 971
CHG20 Medical Surgical Supply Charges (MSS) 260-279, 290-293, 299, 621-624, 946, 947
CHG21 Neurology Charges (NEU) 740, 749, 922, 986
CHG22 Nuclear Medicine Charges (NMD) 340-349, 974
CHG23 Occupational Therapy Charges (OCC) 430-439, 941-949, 978
CHG24 Operating Room Charges (ORR) 360-369, 710, 719, 975
CHG25 Organ Acquisition Charges (ORG) 810-819
CHG26 Physical Therapy Charges (PHT) 420-429, 530-531, 539, 977
CHG27 Psychiatric Charges (PSY) 560-562, 569, 901-919, 961
CHG28 Radiology Charges (RAD) 320-329, 350-351, 359, 400-409, 483, 610-619, 750, 759, 790, 799, 972
CHG29 Respiratory Therapy Charges (RSP) 410, 412-413, 419, 460, 469, 976
CHG30 Speech Pathology Charges (SPA) 440-449, 471-472, 479, 979
CHG31 Therapeutic Radiology Charges (THR) 280, 289, 330-339, 973
CHG32 Same Day Surgery Charges (SDS) 490, 499, 769
CHG33 Excluded Charges (EXC) 115, 117-119, 125, 127-129, 135, 137-139, 145, 147-149, 155, 157-159, 182-185, 189, 221-223, 229, 235, 239, 254, 294, 543, 600-604, 640-652, 655-662, 670-672, 679, 760-762, 820-825, 829-835, 839-845, 849-855, 859, 900, 905-907, 920, 929, 940, 960, 969, 987-999
CHG34 Non-Acute Ancillary Charges (NAC) 191-199, 240-249
CHG35 Medicare, Part B, Non-Acute Charges (MNC) Not specified

Warning: In 1995, confusion over the mapping of Uniform Billing revenue codes to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit charges (CHG8) and newborn nursery charges (CHG9) caused some hospitals to erroneously place NICU charges (CHG8) under nursery charges (CHG9). This does not affect other years.

New Jersey includes professional fees in several charge categories because professional fees are aggregated within the revenue centers and the fees cannot be separated. There is no documentation available from the data source to determine where professional fees were included.



North Carolina

North Carolina provides 10 detail charges:

CHGn Description UB-92 Revenue Codes
CHG1 Routine charges 101, 110-179
CHG2 ICU/CCU charges 200-219
CHG3 Surgery charges 360-379, 710-729
CHG4 Laboratory charges 300-319, 390-399, 740-759
CHG5 Pharmacy charges 250-269, 630-639
CHG6 Radiology charges 280-289, 320-359, 400-409
CHG7 Respiratory charges 410-419, 460-469
CHG8 Physical Therapy charges 420-449, 470-479
CHG9 Supplies charges 270-279, 620-629
CHG10 Other charges 070-077, 180-189, 220-249, 290-299, 380-389, 450-459, 480-619, 640-669, 700-709, 730-739, 760-769, 790-859, 880-929, 940-949, 960-999, 100

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