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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010B

Data Element Name: National Provider Identifier
Collected For: HBIPS, PC, Transmission , Optional for All Records
Definition:All Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) covered healthcare providers must obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI). The NPI may be provided in addition to the Medicare provider number.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What is the NPI for this provider?
Allowable Values:

Any valid 10 digit NPI number.

The 10th digit is a numeric check digit based off the first 9 digits.

Notes for Abstraction:None
Suggested Data Sources:

UB-04, Field Location: 56

Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

National Provider Identifier
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010B)
Discharges 10-01-10 (4Q10) through 03-31-11 (1Q11)