Introduction to Medicare – Using the Carrier File

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The Carrier file contains claims submitted by non-institutional providers such as physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical laboratories, ambulance services, suppliers and stand-alone ambulatory surgical centers. This presentation reviews specific variables useful for research purposes. Examples include dates of services, services provided (HCPCS and modifiers), payment and charges for services, and the provider of services (NPI, Specialty codes). A detailed example of counting physician services is also included.

Introduction to Medicare – Using the Carrier File

 

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