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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
PMTDNLCD
SAS Name
CARR_CLM_PMT_DNL_CD

The code on a non-institutional claim indicating to whom payment was made or if the claim was denied. 

Comments

Effective with Version 'J', the field was expanded on the NCH record to 2 bytes, With his expansion, the NCH will no longer use the character values to represent the official two byte values sent in by NCH since 4/2002. During the Version J conversion, all character values were converted to the two byte values.

On 4/1/02, this field was expanded to two bytes to accommodate new values. The NCH Nearline file did not expand the current 1-byte field but instituted a crosswalk of the 2- byte field to the 1-byte character value.

Source: NCH