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

This code is used to identify that the care improvement model 1 is being used for bundling payments. The initiative if referred to as the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative (BPCI, Model 1).


There are 4 of these Care Improvement Model fields (CLM_CARE_IMPRVMT_MODEL_CD1-CLM_CARE_IMPRVMT_MODEL_CD4).

This field was new in 2013, and is null/missing for all previous years.

Source: NCH

CodeCode value
Care Improvement Model 1 is used