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Principal Diagnosis Code

Name:Principal Diagnosis Code
Type:Data Element
Definition:The diagnosis code describing the condition established, after study, to be chiefly responsible for occasioning the admission of the patient for care.
Version:005010
Data Element Reference Number:1271
Registration Authority:Accredited Standards Committee X12
Source:Accredited Standards Committee X12
Submitting Organization: Washington Publishing Company
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