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SPARCS Releases Updated Injury, Cause and Place Code Data Set

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Did you notice a large rejection rate when submitting your Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System data this month? That’s because the New York State Department of Health quietly released an updated SPARCS data set for injury, cause and place codes on April 27 – just four days before the month’s end.

More than 10,000 diagnosis codes require a cause of injury. These new updates add a dozen additional diagnosis codes with this requirement.

There are more than 2,200 cause of injury codes that require a place. The updated SPARCS dataset added a couple hundred to that.

If your team submitted SPARCS data for the end of the month, your SPARCS coordinator is likely making a lot of adjustments to fix the rejections.

With DataGen’s UDS platform, your team wouldn’t be bogged down with SPARCS rejections. Our web-based software automates formatting, syncing, error sweeping and submission to SPARCS. That includes the pesky rejections resulting from the updated injury, cause and place code data set.

Want to hear more about how more than 120 New York state hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers are using DataGen’s UDS platform to achieve 100% accuracy? Reach out to DataGen today.


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