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This variable is contained in the following files: Medicaid Enrollee Supplemental File (MESF): National Death Index (NDI) Segment
Short SAS Name
RECORD_COND_1 (through RECORD_COND_20)
SAS Name
RECORD_COND_1 (through RECORD_COND_20)

These fields identify the underlying causes of death as edited and audited by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). From 1999-2006 there were up to 8 codes, and from 2007-2013 there are up to 20 codes. 

Comments

Positions 1-4: Condition Code (ICD-10 code)
Note: Whenever there is a 4-position code, there is always an implied decimal after the 3rd position.

Position 5: Nature of Injury Flag (only for ICD-9 codes)
1 = the code in position 1-4 is a Nature of Injury ICD-9 code
0 = all other codes