Medicare Identification Number

Medicare Identification Number

A numberthat uniquely identifies a healthcare provider and is used on billing forms submitted to Medicare (e.g., UPIN, OSCAR number, NSC number).

Medicare Identification Number

Medicare A number–eg, UPIN, OSCAR number, NSC number–that uniquely identifies a health care provider and is used on billing forms submitted to Medicare. See NPI, NSC, OSCAR, UPIN.
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These cases could not be matched to Medicare hospitalization data because the SEER file did not have a Medicare identification number for these persons.
We used each individual's Medicare identification number to link cases in SEER with Medicare hospitalization data.
Approximately 94 percent of SEER cases have a Medicare identification number (Potosky et al.
stage of disease; type of surgery performed; and for this file only, the person's unique Medicare identification number.
After identifying all claims, claims files were linked by the unique Medicare identification number to the history file (HISKEW) in order to identify the actual persons who had the KR and to retrieve their demographic characteristics.
Files were linked by matching the unique Medicare identification number, which eliminated double counting of patients.
Medicare identification numbers were solicited from the sample members, and utilization and expenditure data were derived from the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) Medicare Automated Data Retrieval System (MADRS) Part A - Part B skeleton file.
For the main impact analysis, Medicare identification numbers could not be obtained for 41 CCRC residents (2.
Medicare identification numbers could only be obtained for 87 CCRC residents in the last-year-of-life sample (24 percent of the CCRC death sample).
A two-step process was used to impute hospital and home health care uses where data were missing for members in the traditional community residence sample whose Medicare identification numbers could not be obtained.
Claims data for 30,000 Medicare Advantage and Summit ElderCare members, including names, dates of birth and Medicare identification numbers, which in most cases is a person's Social Security number.
But analysts said the Medicare identification numbers exposed can be valuable to criminals and could pose potential financial and medical problems to those affected.

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