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SAS Name
EL_SS_ELGBLTY_CD_MO

STATE SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY CODE CLASSIFICATION UNDER WHICH THE MEDICAID ELIGIBLE IS COVERED - FOR THE MONTH OF SERVICE.

Comments

USER NOTES: THESE SOURCE CODES ARE GENERALLY NOT APPLICABLE FOR MOST RESEARCH ACTIVITIES. THE DATA ELEMENT CHANGES OVER TIME, VARIES ACROSS STATES IN TERMS OF THE LEVEL AND TYPE OF ELIGIBILITY DESCRIBED, REQUIRES A DETAILED KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIRES AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE IDIOSYNCRACIES OF INDIVIDUAL STATE ELIGIBILITY SYSTEMS. THESE CODES HAVE BEEN MAPPED INTO 'MAX UNIFORM ELIGIBILITY CODE' FIELDS (MOST RECENT AND FOR MONTH OF SERVICE). THEREFORE, MOST USERS WILL WANT TO USE THOSE. THROUGH 9/98, THIS DATA ELEMENT WAS 4 CHARACTERS IN LENGTH AND IS LEFT-JUSTIFIED AND BLANK FILLED (TWO RIGHT POSITIONS). BEGINNING IN 10/98, IT IS 6 CHARACTERS IN LENGTH.

SOURCE: THIS CODE WAS DERIVED BY USING MONTHLY OBSERVATIONS OF THE 'STATE-SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY GROUP' FROM THE MAX PERSON SUMMARY FILE AND SELECTING THE MONTHLY VALUE WHICH CORRESPONDS TO THE ENDING MONTH OF SERVICE FOR THIS CLAIM. IT IS BLANK FILLED IF NO ELIGIBILITY IS RECORDED FOR THAT MONTH.