This file contains the unit charges for an IB ACTION TYPE by the effective date of the charge. The "AIVDT" cross-reference can be used to quickly ascertain the most recent charge for an action type. Per VHA Directive 10-93-142, this file definition should not be modified.
.01key(+)0;1FREE TEXTBThis is a description unique name for this entry that identifies it. It is not used in the calculation of the charge but rather for editing purposes.
.02effective date0;2DATE-TIMECThis is the date the charge rate for this entry became effective.
.03ib transaction type0;3POINTER350.1This is the IB TRANSACTION TYPE that this rate is for.
.04unit charge, fixed0;4NUMERICIf this charge is a fixed amount, this field contains the fixed amount.
.05inactivation date0;5DATE-TIMEIf this charge is inactive put in the inactive date. If the charge is not to be used the inactive date should equal the active date. If the charge was effective for a time period but that charge no longer is valid then enter the date that this is inactive. No entry is necessary in this field if a more recent active date is added for an IB ACTION TYPE.
.06additional amount0;6NUMERICThis is a fixed additional dollar amount that will be added to the basic charge after it has been computed. An example of this would be the additional charge of $200 added to HCFA Ambulatory Surgery rate groups for inter-ocular lens implants.
10unit charge logic10;E1,245FREE TEXTIf this charge is not fixed (ie an exact cost) the field contains the logic to calculate the cost per unit. It may need to use the logic in the IB transaction type file to find this cost.
20additional amount logic20;E1,245FREE TEXTThis is M code to be executed which returns the $T value to determine if the Additional Amount (#.06) field should be added to the charge value.

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