HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL NUMBER is the same as attribute ACTIVITY IDENTIFIER.
HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL NUMBER is used by the Secondary Uses Service to derive the Healthcare Resource Group 4. Failure to correctly populate this data element is likely to result in an incorrect Healthcare Resource Group, usually associated with lower levels of healthcare resource.
Note: the Format/Length has been updated in Data Dictionary Change Notice 1808 "Correction of Format/Length Data Elements". The Data Set specifications that contain this item will be updated in the next version of the Information Standard where it is not already correct.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL NUMBERS|