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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.
 
 
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
 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
BILLTYPEType of bill, UB-92 codingAaaUB-92 bill type code
BlankMissing
 
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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=billtype.
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