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This variable is contained in the following files: Inpatient (Fee-for-Service)
Short SAS Name
SAS Name

The number of lifetime reserve days that the beneficiary has elected to use during the period covered by the institutional claim.

Under Medicare, each beneficiary has a one-time reserve of sixty additional days of inpatient hospital coverage that can be used after 90 days of inpatient care have been provided in a single benefit period.

This count is used to subtract from the total number of lifetime reserve days that a beneficiary has available.


Source: NCH