The amount Medicare paid for the services reported on the revenue center record.
This field is rarely populated for Part A claims due to per-diem or DRG payments; the claim payment amounts should be used instead.
For Hospital Outpatient services (also called Institutional Outpatient claims, which consist of claim type [variable called NCH_CLM_TYPE_CD]= 40), this variable can be summed across all revenue center lines for the claim to obtain the total Medicare claim payment amount.
This field is populated for those claims that are required to process through Outpatient PPS PRICER software. The type of bills (TOB) required to process through are: 12X, 13X, 14X (except Maryland providers, Indian Health Providers, hospitals located in American Samoa, Guam and Saipan and Critical Access Hospitals [CAH]); 76X; 75X and 34X if certain HCPCS are on the bill; and any outpatient type of bill with a condition code '07' and certain HCPCS. These claim types could have lines that are not required to price under OPPS rules so those lines would not have data in this field.
Additional exception: Virgin Island hospitals and hospitals that furnish only inpatient Part B services with dates of service 1/1/02 and forward.
Additional information regarding claim versus revenue-line level payments can be found in a CCW Technical Guidance document entitled: "Getting Started with Medicare Administrative Data."