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This variable is contained in the following files: MAX Long Term Care File
Short SAS Name
SAS Name
NRSNG_FAC_DAY_CNT

TOTAL NUMBER OF DAYS OF NURSING FACILITY CARE INCLUDED IN THIS RECORD THAT WAS PAID FOR IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY MEDICAID.

(DISPLAY SIGNED NUMERIC) (SAS USERS: ZONED DECIMAL - ZD3)

Comments

USER NOTE: THIS DATA ELEMENT WAS PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS 'SKILLED CARE DAY COUNT'. FOR TOS = 7 (NURSING FACILITY SERVICES - NFS - ALL OTHER), VALUE IS USUALLY >= 0. FOR A SMALL NUMBER OF CLAIMS, VALUE MAY BE < 0. THIS IS BECAUSE SOME LONG-TERM CARE SERVICES ARE PAID PROSPECTIVELY (E.G. AT THE BEGINNING OF A MONTH) AND MSIS ADJUSTMENT RECORDS MAY HAVE VALUE < 0, WHICH CAN PRODUCE A FINAL RESULT AFTER ADJUSTMENT WITH VALUE < 0. FOR OTHER TYPES OF SERVICE (TOS NOT = 7), VALUE = 0.

SOURCE: MSIS CLAIMS FILE: 'NURSING-FACILITY-DAYS'.

EDIT-RULES: MAX VALUE IS EDITED TO VALUE <= 998. IF MSIS VALUE = 99999 OR 88888, MSIS VALUE IS RESET TO VALUE = 0. IF MEDICARE CROSSOVER CLAIM,RECODE VALUE TO 0.