|Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems - Release 1.0 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997, 274 p.)|
|SECTION 5 - ED HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION DATA|
PART OF THE MULTIPURPOSE CLINICAL FINDING GROUP (5.14 - 5.19)
Identifier for practitioner who obtains clinical finding.
The identification of the practitioner is needed for direct patient care, continuity of care, quality-of-care monitoring, health care administration, reimbursement, and research.
In 1998, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) plans to begin issuing a National Provider Identifier (NPI) to all individual practitioners and organizations that provide health care. The NPI consists of two parts: a 7-position alphanumeric identifier and a 1-position numeric check digit. A locally assigned identifier may be entered until the NPI is issued. To protect confidentiality, disclosure of practitioner- or organization-specific data must be limited to authorized personnel.
Data Type (and Field Length)
XCN - extended composite ID number and name for persons (80).
Yes; the Multipurpose Clinical Finding Group repeats to record each clinical finding.
Component 1 is the practitioner identifier.
Component 11 is the check digit.
Component 12 is the code indicating the check digit scheme.
Component 13 is the code indicating the identifier type.
Components 2 - 10 and 14 are not used unless needed for local purposes.
Component 1 = 4672093
Component 11 = 5
Component 12 = IBM Check
Component 13 = NPI
Enter " " in Component 1 if the practitioner has no identifier, and enter Unknown if it is not known whether the practitioner has an identifier. Entries in all other components can be " " (none) or Unknown when appropriate, and entries in Components 2 - 10 and 14 need not be made when they are not necessary.
Data Standards or Guidelines
National Provider Identifier/National Provider File (HCFA, 1995) and Establishing and Maintaining the National Provider Identifier (NPI) Effort in Carrier Operations (HCFA, 1996).