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This variable is contained in the following files: MAX Other Services File, MAX Inpatient File, MAX Long Term Care File
Short SAS Name
SAS Name
SRVC_BGN_DT

BEGINNING DATE OF SERVICE FOR THIS CLAIM.

Comments

USER NOTE: THIS DATE MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE ADMISSION DATE.

SOURCE: MSIS CLAIMS FILE: 'BEGINNING-DATE-OF-SERVICE'. MSIS DATES WITH 8- OR 9-FILL VALUES ARE CHANGED TO 0-FILL (ZERO-FILL).

EDIT-RULES: YYYYMMDD