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This variable is contained in the following files: Durable Medical Equipment (Fee-for-Service)
Short SAS Name
SUPLRNUM
SAS Name
PRVDR_NUM

The billing number assigned to the supplier of the Part B service/DMEPOS by the National Supplier Clearinghouse, as reported on the line item for the DMERC claim. 

Comments

Different types of identifiers may be used. Refer to the variable called
DMERC_LINE_SUPPLR_TYPE_CD to determine the type used for each line.

Source: NCH

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.