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This variable is contained in the following files: Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF) Base
Short SAS Name
CRNT_BIC
SAS Name
CRNT_BIC_CD

The current beneficiary identification code (BIC) specifies the basis of the beneficiary's elgibility for cash payment programs, mainly Social Security. When the individual qualifies under another person's account (for example, as a spouse or child), the code identifies the type of relationship between the individual and primary beneficiary.

Comments

This information is originally from the CMS Denominator file, which means that the final value for the year is used.

Source: CMS Common Medicare Environment (CME)