provider identification number

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pro·vid·er i·den·ti·fi·ca·tion num·ber

(PIN) (prō-vī'dĕr ī-den'ti-fi-kā'shŭn num'bĕr)
Method used to identify a health care provider in terms of relations with a specific insurance company.
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The iProvider Global Identifier, based on Sun's Java(TM) Integration Suite (formerly the SeeBeyond ICAN Suite), helps to enable the integration and intelligent matching of multiple provider identification numbers, stored in various formats and spread across disparate healthcare application systems, to a common industry standard format.
Foresight's DataSwapper, new to the InStream module of its Transaction Insight(R) Automation System, enables healthcare payers to substitute their existing provider identification numbers to/from the NPI numbers automatically with both application -- and web-based look-up options.
It is intended to replace the use of multiple provider identification numbers such as UPINs, commercial payer IDs and medical education numbers.
Mandated by The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), NPI requires one unique 10-digit NPI for each provider, replacing the use of multiple legacy provider identification numbers.
NPI is a standard unique health identifier for healthcare providers that replaces the use of legacy provider identification numbers.

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