Claim Medical Record Number (Encounter)

SAS Name

The number assigned by the provider to the beneficiary's medical record to assist in record retrieval. The medical record number has special significance for chart review encounters. When the chart review’s purpose is to delete a diagnosis code from the claim, the medical record number should be ‘8’.


This variable may be null/missing. No values other than 8 are in this field. 

Source: Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs)

Code Code value
8 MAO is deleting the diagnoses on the record.