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

The ending date of the beneficiary's non-covered stay.

Medicare places limits on the number of days of inpatient or SNF care that a beneficiary may receive.

For some beneficiaries, all days in one of these settings may not be covered by Medicare.


Derivation Rules: Based on the presence of the occurrence span code (variable called CLM_SPAN_CD) 74, 76, 77, or 79. When this code value is present the date is populated using the CLM_SPAN_THRU_DT.

Source: NCH QA Process