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Medicare provider stem number

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Metadata item type:Help on this termGlossary Item
METeOR identifier:Help on this term609680
Registration status:Help on this termCommonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015
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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:Help on this termDepartment of Health

Relational attributes

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Service event—Medicare diagnostic imaging multiple services rule, code A Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015

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