Revenue Center (Medicare) Payment Amount

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To obtain the Medicare payment amount for the services reported on the revenue center record, it is more accurate to use a different variable called the revenue center Medicare provider payment amount (REV_CNTR_PRVDR_PMT_AMT).

For Home Health, use the claim-level Medicare payment amount (variable that is the total of all revenue center records on the claim, which is called CLM_PMT_AMT), since each visit is not paid separately.


This field is populated for those claims that are required to process through Outpatient PPS PRICER software. The type of bills (TOB) required to process through are: 12X, 13X, 14X (except Maryland providers, Indian Health Providers, hospitals located in American Samoa, Guam and Saipan and Critical Access Hospitals [CAH]); 76X; 75X and 34X if certain HCPCS are on the bill; and any outpatient type of bill with a condition code '07' and certain HCPCS. These claim types could have lines that are not required to price under OPPS rules so those lines would not have data in this field.

Additional exception: Virgin Island hospitals and hospitals that furnish only inpatient Part B services with dates of service 1/1/02 and forward.

Source: NCH