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

This is the amount field used to identify a payment adjustment given to hospitals to account for the higher costs per discharge for low income hospitals under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS).

Comments

Payment adjustment for low income IPPS hospitals.

This field was new in 2011.

Source: NCH