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The Other Chronic or Potentially Disabling Conditions segment of the MBSF flags beneficiary records for the presence of 35 chronic or potentially disabling conditions not included in the original list of 27 conditions, including:

  • mental health,
  • tobacco use, alcohol and drug use,
  • developmental disorders,
  • disability-related conditions,
  • behavioral health and
  • other chronic physical conditions.

What does this file include? (variable highlights)

  • Two flags for each chronic condition:
    • First ever occurrence date
    • End of year indicator

Special considerations

  • This file uses information from Fee-For-Service (FFS) Medicare claims.
Program
Medicare
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