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|Data Element Name: Payer Identification Number||File Location: Master, De-Identified|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 40|
|Record Positions: See Group Definition||Format-Length: A/N - 5|
|Effective Date: 1/1/1994||Revision Date: January 1996|
|Deniable Data Element: No|
The number which identifies the payer organization associated with this sequence for which the provider might expect some payment of the bill.
Codes and Values:
|1.||Payer||Type of Number|
|Blue Cross||Plan Number
|Commercial Insurers||NAIC Number
|Medicaid||State Agency Assigned number to be determined
|Medicare||Blue Cross Number or Commercial Insurer NAIC Number depending on intermediary.
||Must have been right justified and zero filled.|
|3.||If this field was not applicable it must have contained zeros.|
- If Source of Payment Code
(Data Element 38) was Blue Cross ("G"), then Payer Identification was required
and must have been valid in accordance with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan Numbers
in Appendix L.
- If Source of Payment Code (Data Element 38) was Insurance Company ("F"), then Payer Identification was required and must have been a valid numeric.