Medicare provider stem number
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Glossary Item|
|Registration status:||Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015|
A stem number is the unique identifier for a Medicare provider and is up to six numeric characters in length.
Added to this stem number is a single digit alphanumeric character which denotes the practice location, followed by an alpha character which is a check character.
From a technical perspective and for data storage purposes, the provider six digit stem number is often referred to as the provider identifier.
Source and reference attributes
|Steward:||Department of Health|
|Metadata items which use this glossary item:|
Service event—Medicare diagnostic imaging multiple services rule, code A Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015