|Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems - Release 1.0 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997, 274 p.)|
|SECTION 3 - ED PAYMENT DATA|
PART OF ED PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION GROUP (3.07 - 3.14)
Date and time when payment authorization is sought from third-party payer.
Data about the date and time of health services delivery are needed to maintain continuity of care for the ED patient and for aggregate use in ED administration, quality-of-care monitoring and evaluation, and health services research.
Data Type (and Field Length)
TS - time stamp (26).
Yes; the ED Payment Authorization Group repeats when more than one authorization attempt is made.
See the definition of TS in the Technical Notes at the end of this document.
Data Standards or Guidelines
E1744-95 (ASTM, 1995).