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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Having a National Provider Identification number is also important.
The National Provider Identification number (NPI) implements a HIPAA Administrative Simplification requirement that will, in fact, benefit all providers; providers will be identified by a single identification number for all payers.
Medicare issues a provider identification number (PIN) and a unique physician identification number (UPIN).

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