Master Beneficiary Summary File (MBSF): Other Chronic or Potentially Disabling Conditions Segment

The Other Chronic or Potentially Disabling Conditions segment of the MBSF flags beneficiary records for the presence of 35 chronic or potentially disabling conditions not included in the original list of 27 conditions, including:

  • mental health
  • tobacco use, alcohol and drug use
  • developmental disorders
  • disability-related conditions
  • behavioral health
  • other chronic physical conditions

What does this file include? (variable highlights)

  • Two flags for each chronic condition:
    • First ever occurrence date
    • End of year indicator

Special considerations

  • This file uses information from Fee-For-Service (FFS) Medicare claims.

Availability of this file

Availability:

CY 2000 - 2019

Date Requests Can Be Accepted for Upcoming Releases:

CY 2020 available 11/2021

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