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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2014

Primary Payor

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.
Registry Coding Instructions: 

        Record the type of insurance reported on the patient's admission page.
       If more than one payer or insurance carrier is listed on the patient's admission page record the first.
        If the patient's payer or insurance carrier changes, do not change the initially recorded code.
 
Note: The category Medicare with Supplemental insurance is only reported for patients diagnosed on or after January 1, 2006.
 

Code

Definition

0

Not Insured

1

Private Insurance / Managed Care

2

Medicaid

3

Medicare

4

Other Government

9

Insurance Status Unknown