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

The code used to track health professional shortage area (HPSA) and physician scarcity bonus payments on carrier claims.

Comments

This variable was added 10/3/2005 with the implementation of NCH/NMUD CR#2.

Prior to 10/3/2005, claims contained a modifier code to indicate the bonus payment. A 'QU' represented a HPSA bonus payment and an 'AR' represented a scarcity bonus payment. As of 1/1/2005, the modifiers were no longer being reported by the provider. NCH & NMUD were not ready to accept the new field until 10/3/2005.

Source: NCH

CodeCode value
1
HPSA
2
Scarcity
3
Both
5
HPSA and HSIP
6
PCIP
7
HPSA and PCIP
Space
Not applicable