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This variable is contained in the following files: Carrier (Fee-for-Service)
Short SAS Name
PRV_TYPE
SAS Name
CARR_LINE_PRVDR_TYPE_CD

Code identifying the type of provider furnishing the service for this line item on the carrier claim. 

Comments

Source: NCH

For Physician/Supplier Claims:
CodeCode value
0
Clinics, groups, associations, partnerships, or other entities
1
Physicians or suppliers reporting as solo practitioners
2
Suppliers (other than sole proprietorship)
3
Institutional provider
4
Independent laboratories
5
Clinics (multiple specialties)
6
Groups (single specialty)
7
Other entities
PRIOR TO VERSION H, DME claims also used this code; the following were valid
CodeCode value
0
Clinics, groups, associations, partnerships, or other entities for whom the carrier's own ID number has been assigned.
1
Physicians or suppliers billing as solo practitioners for whom SSN's are shown in the physician ID code field.
2
Physicians or suppliers billing as solo practitioners for whom the carrier's own physician ID code is shown.
3
Suppliers (other than sole proprietorship) for whom EI numbers are used in coding the ID field.
4
Suppliers (other than sole proprietorship) for whom the carrier's own code has been shown.
5
Institutional providers and independent laboratories for whom EI numbers are used in coding the ID field.
6
Institutional providers and independent laboratories for whom the carrier's own ID number is shown.
7
Clinics, groups, associations, or partnerships for whom EI numbers are used in coding the ID field.
8
Other entities for whom EI numbers are used in coding the ID field or proprietorship for whom EI numbers are used in coding the ID field.