Observation Unit Indicator

SAS Name

The switch used to identify whether the claim involves treatment or observation in an observation room.


If any claim that comprises the Stay has a revenue center code (REV-CNTR-CD) equal to '0762' then MEDPAR Observation Switch = 'Y'. If no '0762' revenue center code, then field ='N'.

This field is new in 2011.

Source: NCH

Code Code value
Y Yes, claim included services in an observation unit
N No observation unit services