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SAS Name
EL_ELGBLTY_MO_CNT

TOTAL NUMBER OF MONTHS THE INDIVIDUAL WAS ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR.

Comments

USER NOTE: THIS IS A NUMBER FROM 0 TO 12. IT IS GIVEN VALUE > 0 BASED ON THE NUMBER OF MONTHS WITH MSIS MAS/BOE VALUES 11-17, 21-25,31-35, 3A, 41-45, 48 OR 51-55. IF THERE ARE NO MONTHS WITH THESE MAS/BOE VALUES, IT IS CODED WITH VALUE = 0. NOTE THAT INDIVIDUALS ENROLLED ONLY IN S-CHIP(STAND-ALONE NON-MEDICAID CHIP PROGRAMS, CHIP CODE = 3) WILL HAVE VALUE = 0 AND ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO HAVE ANY MONTHS OF MEDICAID ENROLLMENT.

USER NOTE: WHEN SOMEONE HAS CLAIMS BUT NO ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION, THIS DATA ELEMENT IS 0-FILLED

NOTE: IN MAX 2008, A CLARIFICATION NOTE WAS ADDED ABOUT THE VALUE ASSIGNED WHEN SOMEONE HAS CLAIMS BUT NO ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

SOURCE: RECODED USING MSIS ELIGIBILITY FILES.