Months of Dual Eligibility

SAS Name
DUAL_ELGBL_MONS

This variable is the number of months during the year that the beneficiary was dually eligible (i.e., he/she was also eligible for Medicaid benefits).

Comments

CCW derived this variable by counting the number of months where the beneficiary had dual eligibility (DUAL_STUS_CD_XX not equal to '00' or '**').
There are different ways to classify dually eligible beneficiaries - in terms of whether he/she is enrolled in full or partial benefits. Additional information regarding various ways to identify dually enrolled populations, refer to a CCW Technical Guidance document entitled: "Options in Determining Dual Eligibles"

The value in this field is between '00' through '12'.

CCW derived this variable by counting the number of months where the beneficiary had dual eligibility (DUAL_STUS_CD_XX not equal to '00' or '**').

There are different ways to classify dually elgible beneficiaries - in terms of whether he/she is enrolled in full or partial benefits. Additional information regarding various ways to identify dually enrolled populations, refer to a CCW Technical Guidance document entitled: "Options in Determining Dual Eligibles"