Encrypted 723 CCW Beneficiary ID

SAS Name

A unique CCW beneficiary identifier field (BENE_ID) that is specific to the Chronic Condition Warehouse. This field is encrypted prior to delivery to researchers. The BENE_ID field is used to cross-reference data for each beneficiary across all data files.


Source: CCW

External Resources

For details of the beneficiary identification number, BENE_ID, please see Chapter 7 of the CCW Medicare Administrative Data User Guide . Additional details for the assignment of a BENE_ID in the CMS Medicaid data can be found in Chapter 1 of the CCW MAX User Guide.