Carrier Claim Cash Deductible Applied Amount (sum of all line-level deductible amounts)

SAS Name

The amount of the cash deductible as submitted on the claim.

This variable is the beneficiary’s liability under the annual Part B deductible for all line items on the claim; it is the sum of all line-level deductible amounts. (variable called LINE_BENE_PTB_DDCTBL_AMT)

The Part B deductible applies to both institutional (e.g., HOP) and non-institutional (e.g., Carrier and DME) services.


Costs to beneficiaries are described in detail on the website. There is a CMS publication called "Your Medicare Benefits", which explains the deductibles.

Source: NCH