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This variable is contained in the following files: Carrier (Fee-for-Service), Durable Medical Equipment (Fee-for-Service)
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This is the laboratory value for the most recent hematocrit or hemoglobin reading on the non-institutional claim.


This variable became effective 9/1/2008 to comply with CR# 5699.

There is a variable to indicate the type of test - whether hematocrit or hemoglobin (variable called LINE_HCT_HGB_TYPE_CD).

Source: NCH