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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010B

Data Element Name: Provider ID
Collected For: Transmission , Optional for all records
Definition:Hospital's six digit acute care Medicare provider identifier.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What is the hospital’s six digit acute care Medicare provider ID?
Allowable Values:

Any valid six digit Medicare provider ID.

The first two digits are the numeric state code. The third digit of zero represents an acute facility. The third digit of “1” and fourth digit of “3” represents a Critical Access Hospital (CAH).

Notes for Abstraction:None
Suggested Data Sources:

  • UB-04, Field Location: 57A, B or C
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

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