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Short SAS Name
SAS Name
TP_PYMT_AMT

TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY PAID BY A THIRD PARTY (I.E. ALL SOURCES OTHER THAN MEDICAID, MEDICARE AND THE ELIGIBLE'S PERSONAL FUNDS) FOR THIS SERVICE.

(DISPLAY SIGNED NUMERIC) (SAS USERS: ZONED DECIMAL - ZD8)

Comments

USER NOTE: THERE MAY BE SUBSTANTIAL VARIATION IN THE REPORTING OF THIRD PARTY LIABILITY (TPL) AMOUNTS ACROSS STATES. THIS IS BECAUSE STATES USE DIFFERENT METHODS OF COLLECTING TPL PAYMENTS. SOME STATES MAY REQUIRE PROVIDERS TO THOROUGHLY PURSUE COLLECTION OF TPL PAYMENTS BEFORE CLAIMS ARE ADJUDICATED FOR MEDICAID PAYMENT. OTHER STATES MAY DESIRE TO PAY PROVIDERS PROMPTLY AND THEN RECOVER TPL PAYMENTS FROM OTHER PAYERS. FOR THESE REASONS, THE EXTENT TO WHICH TPL COLLECTIONS ARE ACCURATELY REPORTED IN MSIS IS UNKNOWN.

SOURCE: MSIS CLAIMS FILE: 'OTHER-THIRD-PARTY-PAYMENT'.