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This variable is contained in the following files: MedPAR
Short SAS Name
SSLSSNF
SAS Name
SS_LS_SNF_IND_CD

The code indicating whether the stay is a short stay, long stay, or SNF.

Comments

Source: NCH

Derivations

This field is derived from the third position of the provider number that is present on the first claim record included in the stay.
CodeCode value
N
SNF Stay (Prvdr3 = 5, 6, U, W, Y, or Z)
S
Short-Stay (Prvdr3 = 0, M, R, S, T)
L
Long-Stay (All Others)