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

The amount representing the lower of fee schedule for purchase of new or used DME, or actual charge. In case of rental DME, this amount represents the purchase cap; rental payments can only be made until the cap is met.

This line item field is applicable to non-institutional claims involving DME, prosthetic, orthotic and supply items, immunosuppressive drugs, parenteral nutrition (PEN), ESRD and oxygen items referred to as DMEPOS.

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Source: NCH