The Discharge Status Reference is a list of reasons for a patient's discharge. These statuses can be entered in the New Charge window.
A user can click the green plus to create any Discharge Status, but CMS does require certain codes if submitting to them.
CMS will expect the proper information in Box 18 of the CMS 1500 form.
If a user is not submitting to CMS, they won't have to worry about entering a code.