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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2015

Primary Payer

DD_category: 
PUF Data Item Name: 
INSURANCE_STATUS
NAACCR Item #: 
630
length: 
1
Allowable values: 
0 – 9
Description: 
Identifies the patient's primary insurance carrier at the time of initial diagnosis and/or treatment.

Code Definition
0 Not Insured
1 Private Insurance / Managed Care
2 Medicaid
3 Medicare
4 Other Government
9 Insurance Status Unknown