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This segment includes cause of death information from death certificates provided through linkage with the National Death Index (NDI). This data is available for all deceased Medicare beneficiaries from 1999-2016.

What does this file include? (variable highlights)

  • NDI date of death
  • ICD-10 code for cause of death
  • Underlying conditions for cause of death
  • CDC category code for cause of death

This file is a segment that can be requested in addition to the Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF) base file.

Program
Medicare
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