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This variable is contained in the following files: Inpatient (Fee-for-Service)
Short SAS Name
LRD_USE
SAS Name
BENE_LRD_USED_CNT

The number of lifetime reserve days that the beneficiary has elected to use during the period covered by the institutional claim.

Under Medicare, each beneficiary has a one-time reserve of sixty additional days of inpatient hospital coverage that can be used after 90 days of inpatient care have been provided in a single benefit period.

This count is used to subtract from the total number of lifetime reserve days that a beneficiary has available.

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Source: NCH