PAY1_N - Expected primary payer, nonuniform
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes

PAY1_N (where _N indicates nonuniform) preserves much of the original expected primary payer detail from the various data sources. However, some categories of PAY1_N are not available from some sources because not all sources have the same level of detail available.

The HCUP data element PAY1 contains more general categories for commercial and other payers. PAY1_X retains the expected primary payer as provided by the data source. The data element PAY1_N was discontinued in 1998.

Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
PAY1_NExpected primary payer, nonuniform1Medicare (mixed)
3Blue Cross, Blue Cross PPO
4Commercial, PPO (mixed)
5Private HMO
7No charge
8Title V
9Worker's Comp
11Other Government
.BUnavailable from source (coded in 1988-1997 data only)
State Specific Notes

Internet Citation: HCUP KID Description of Data Elements. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). September 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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