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This variable is contained in the following files: Carrier (Fee-for-Service), Durable Medical Equipment (Fee-for-Service)
Short SAS Name
DEDAPPLY
SAS Name
CARR_CLM_CASH_DDCTBL_APLD_AMT

The amount of the cash deductible as submitted on the claim.

This variable is the beneficiary’s liability under the annual Part B deductible for all line items on the claim; it is the sum of all line-level deductible amounts. (variable called LINE_BENE_PTB_DDCTBL_AMT)

The Part B deductible applies to both institutional (e.g., HOP) and non-institutional (e.g., Carrier and DME) services.

Comments

Costs to beneficiaries are described in detail on the Medicare.gov website. There is a CMS publication called "Your Medicare Benefits", which explains the deductibles.

Source: NCH