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

The code on the carrier (non-DMERC) line item that identifies the line items that have been paid a reduced fee schedule amount (65%, 75% or 85%) because a physician's assistant performed the service.

Comments

Source: NCH

CodeCode value
BLANK
Adjustment situation (where CLM_DISP_CD equal 3)
0
N/A
1
65% A) Physician assistants assisting in surgery B) Nurse midwives
2
75% A) Physician assistants performing services in a hospital (other than assisting surgery) B) Nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists performing services in rural areas C) Clinical social worker services
3
85% A) Physician assistant services for other than assisting surgery B) Nurse practitioners services