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Data Element Name:  Provider Identification Number File Location:  Master, De-Identified
SPARCS Data Element Number:  43
Record Positions:   See Group Definition Format-Length:  A/N - 13
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:               
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The identification number assigned by the payer associated with this sequence to the provider submitting the bill.

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been left justified with no embedded blanks and space filled.

Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been a valid entry if Source of Payment Code (Data Element 38) was Medicare, Medicaid, or Blue Cross.