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

Under the Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system (PPS), the payment amount based on the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) comparable amount. This amount does not include any applicable outlier payment amount.


Applies only to Inpatient (LTCH) claims. This field is new in October 2015.

For a LTCH PPS claim, only one of four fields will be populated (CLM_SITE_NTRL_PYMT_CST_AMT, CLM_SITE_NTRL_PYMT_IPPS_AMT, CLM_FULL_STD_PYMT_AMT, or CLM_SS_OUTLIER_STD_PYMT_AMT) as they are mutually exclusive (i.e., only one of the 4 fields will have a non-zero value). The field with the non-zero value is included in the Claim Payment Amount field.

Source: NCH