The code indicating the type and priority of the beneficiary's admission to a facility for the Inpatient hospital stay.
|1||Emergency - The patient required immediate medical intervention as a result of severe, life threatening, or potentially disabling conditions. Generally, the patient was admitted through the emergency room.|
|2||Urgent - The patient required immediate attention for the care and treatment of a physical or mental disorder. Generally, the patient was admitted to the first available and suitable accommodation.|
|3||Elective - The patient's condition permitted adequate time to schedule the availability of suitable accommodations.|
|4||Newborn - Necessitates the use of special source of admission codes.|
|5||Trauma Center - visits to a trauma center/hospital as licensed or designated by the State or local government authority authorized to do so, or as verified by the American College of Surgeons and involving a trauma activation.|
|6 THRU 8||Reserved|
|9||Unknown - Information not available.|