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Data Element Name:  Patient Control Number
Format-Length:  A/N - 20 Required For:  AS, ED, IP
Effective Date:  1/1/94 Revision Date:  September 2003

National Standard Mapping:

Electronic - 837I

X12 Loop

Ref. Des.

Data Element

Code

Description
Version 4050R 2300 CLM01 1028 Patient Account Number

Paper Form Locator Code Qualifier
Institutional - UB-04 03a N/A

Definition:

A patient's unique number assigned by the provider to facilitate retrieval of individual financial and clinical records and posting of payment.

Codes and Values:

  1. Must not equal zero or blanks.

  2. Must be numeric (0-9) and/or alphabetic (A-Z). Special characters are invalid entries.

Edit Applications:

  1. Must be a valid entry.
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