NCH Beneficiary Discharge Date

SAS Name

On an inpatient or Home Health claim, the date the beneficiary was discharged from the facility, or died.

Date matches the "thru" date on the claim (CLM_THRU_DT). When there is a discharge date, the discharge status code (PTNT_DSCHRG_STUS_CD) indicates the final disposition of the patient after discharge.


Source: NCH QA Process