This variable is the sum of coinsurance and deductible payments from Part B Carrier and DME claims which appear in settings other than the 10 specific categories which are part of this file for a given year.
The total Beneficiary payments are calculated as the sum of LINE_COINSRNC_AMT + LINE_BENE_PTB_DDCTBL_AMT for the relevant lines.
Claims for other carrier/DME claims are a subset of the claims in the Part B Carrier and DME data files. Types of services which may have been summarized in this other carrier category (OTHC) include ambulance, chiropractor, chemotherapy, vision, hearing and speech services, etc.
There are 11 cost/use categories from the Carrier Part B and DME data files – the ASC, Anesthesia, Part B Drug, Physician, E & M, dialysis, imaging, tests, other procedures, DME and other carrier claims.
Source: CCW (derived)