The code on a non-institutional claim indicating to whom payment was made or if the claim was denied.
Effective with Version 'J', the field was expanded on the NCH record to 2 bytes, With his expansion, the NCH will no longer use the character values to represent the official two byte values sent in by NCH since 4/2002. During the Version J conversion, all character values were converted to the two byte values.
On 4/1/02, this field was expanded to two bytes to accommodate new values. The NCH Nearline file did not expand the current 1-byte field but instituted a crosswalk of the 2- byte field to the 1-byte character value.