Service/care provider—Medicare service provider identifier, NNNNNN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Medicare service provider identifier|
|Synonymous names:||Servicing provider number; Provider stem|
|Definition:||A unique numeric identifier for the Medicare service provider to facilitate the payment of patient/provider claims.|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||6|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
It is possible for a provider to have more than one provider number.The stem is combined with the provider's location identifier to distinguish different locations.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Department of Health|
|Related metadata references:|
See also Service/care provider—Medicare referring provider identifier, NNNNNN
See also Service/care provider—Medicare service provider practice location identifier, text X
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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