This variable indicates how a beneficiary currently qualifies for Medicare - in December.
Analysts can use this variable to quickly distinguish between the aged, disabled, and ESRD populations.
This field is coded from age, original reason for entitlement, current reason for entitlement and ESRD indicator contained in the enrollment data base at CMS.
There are 12 monthly variables - where the 01 through 12 at the end of the variable name correspond with the month (e.g., 01 is January and 12 is December).
Source: CMS Common Medicare Environment (CME)
|00||Not enrolled in Medicare A or B this month|
|10||Aged without end-stage renal disease (ESRD)|
|11||Aged with ESRD|
|20||Disabled without ESRD|
|21||Disabled with ESRD|