Other Part B Carrier Medicare Payments

SAS Name

This variable is the total Medicare 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. 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.

The total Medicare payments are calculated as the sum of LINE_NCH_PMT_AMT where the LINE_PRCSG_IND_CD was ('A','R', or 'S') - for all relevant lines.


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)