The discharge status code identifies where the patient is being discharged to at the end of their facility stay or transferred to such as an acute/post-acute facility.

Discharge status codes (key codes, list not all-inclusive)

Code Code Value
01 DISCHARGED TO HOME OR SELF CARE (ROUTINE DISCHARGE)
02 DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER SHORT-TERM HOSPITAL
03 DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED TO A NURSING FACILITY
04 DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED TO AN INTERMEDIATE CARE FACILITY
05 DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER TYPE INSTITUTION (INCLUDING DISTINCT PARTS) OR REFERRED FOR OUTPATIENT SERVICES TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION
06 DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED TO HOME UNDER CARE OF ORGANIZED HOME HEALTH SERVICE ORGANIZATION
07 LEFT AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE OR DISCONTINUED CARE
08 DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED TO HOME UNDER CARE OF A HOME IV DRUG THERAPY PROVIDER
09 ADMITTED AS AN INPATIENT TO THIS HOSPITAL
20 EXPIRED (OR DID NOT RECOVER – CHRISTIAN SCIENCE) PATIENT
30 STILL A PATIENT
40 EXPIRED AT HOME (HOSPICE CLAIMS ONLY)
41 EXPIRED IN A MEDICAL FACILITY SUCH AS A HOSPITAL, NF OR FREE-STANDING HOSPICE (HOSPICE CLAIMS ONLY)
42 EXPIRED – PLACE UNKNOWN (HOSPICE CLAIMS ONLY)
43 DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED TO A FEDERAL HOSPITAL
50 HOSPICE – HOME
51 HOSPICE – MEDICAL FACILITY
61 DISCHARGED TO A HOSPITAL-BASED MEDICARE APPROVED SWING BED
62 DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER REHAB FACILITY/REHAB UNIT OF A HOSPITAL
63 DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED TO A LONG-TERM CARE HOSPITAL
65 DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED TO A PSYCH HOSPITAL/PSYCH UNIT OF A HOSPITAL
66 DISCHARGED TO CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL
71 DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION FOR OUTPATIENT SERVICES
72 DISCHARGED/TRANSFERRED TO THIS INSTITUTION FOR OUTPATIENT SERVICES
99 UNKNOWN

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