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This variable is contained in the following files: Durable Medical Equipment (Fee-for-Service)
Short SAS Name
UNIT_IND
SAS Name
DMERC_LINE_MTUS_CD

Code indicating the units associated with services needing unit reporting on the line item for the DMERC service.

Comments

Source: NCH

This problem has been corrected -- no date on when the correction became effective.
CodeCode value
0
Values reported as zero
1
(rarely used)
2
(rarely used)
3
Number of services
4
Oxygen volume units
6
Drug dosage (valid 2004 and earlier) - Since early 1994 this value has incorrectly been placed on DMERC claims. The DMERCs were overriding the MTUS indicator with a '6' if the claim was submitted with an NDC code.