Short Stay/Long Stay/SNF Provider Indicator Code

SAS Name

The code indicating whether the stay is a short stay, long stay, or skilled nursing facility (SNF).


This field is derived from the third position of the provider number that is present on the first claim record included in the stay.

Source: NCH

Code Code value
N SNF Stay (3rd digit of Provider ID = 5, 6, U, W, Y, or Z)
S Short-Stay (3rd digit of Provider ID = 0, M, R, S, T)
L Long-Stay (All Others)