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This variable is contained in the following files: Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF) Base
Short SAS Name
V_DOD_SW
SAS Name
VALID_DEATH_DT_SW

This variable indicates whether a beneficiary's day of death has been verified by the Social Security Administration (SSA) or the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB).

Comments

The date of death of the beneficiary is contained in the BENE_DEATH_DT variable; many of these dates of death are not confirmed.

Source: CMS Common Medicare Environment (CME)

CodeCode value
Null
Default
V
Valid death date