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Short SAS Name
DEATH_DT
SAS Name
BENE_DEATH_DT TYPE: DATE

This variable indicates the date of death of the beneficiary. A null value means that no death date was reported for the beneficiary.

Comments

Many of these dates have not been verified with official U.S. records; the valid date of death switch variable (BENE_VALID_DEATH_DT_SW) identifies the death dates which have been verified.
Source: CMS Common Medicare Environment (CME)