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CHRG_AMT

TOTAL AMOUNT OF CHARGES SUBMITTED BY THE PROVIDER FOR THIS SERVICE.

(DISPLAY SIGNED NUMERIC) (SAS USERS: ZONED DECIMAL - ZD8)

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USER NOTE: THIS PAYMENT AMOUNT IS = $0 FOR ENCOUNTER RECORDS. IN MSIS, FOR TYPE OF CLAIM = 3 (ENCOUNTERS), STATES ARE INSTRUCTED TO REPORT PAYMENT AMOUNTS BY A PLAN TO A PROVIDER IN THE 'AMOUNT-CHARGED' DATA ELEMENT. HOWEVER, SUCH PAYMENTS ARE NOT ACTUAL PROVIDER CHARGES. THEREFORE, IN MAX FOR TYPE OF CLAIM = 3 (ENCOUNTERS), THE MSIS VALUE OF 'AMOUNT-CHARGED' HAS BEEN MOVED TO 'PREPAID PLAN SERVICE VALUE' AND MAX CHARGE AMOUNT HAS BEEN RESET TO VALUE = $0. AS A RESULT, MAX CHARGE AMOUNT WILL HAVE VALUE = $0 FOR ALL RECORDS WITH TYPE OF CLAIM = 3 (ENCOUNTER) AND VALUE >= $0 FOR OTHER TYPE OF CLAIM VALUES, INCLUDING VALUE = 1 (FEE-FOR-SERVICE).
NOTE: DURING MAX 1999-2011, THE CHARGE AMOUNT ON ENCOUNTER RECORDS WAS NOT MOVED TO THE PREPAID PLAN SERVICE VALUE AND THE CHARGE AMOUNT WAS NOT RECODED TO ZERO.

SOURCE: RECODED AS NOTED ABOVE USING THE MSIS CLAIMS FILE: 'AMOUNT-CHARGED'.