Data Element

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Facility Identifier


NCPDP Comment

NCPDP SCRIPT transactions uses the NPI type 2 and proprietary Facility ID values. NCPDP request these values be added to Draft Version 2.

Unified Comment from CDC

  • General Comment: This comment supports the promotion of the Data Class Patient Demographics - Data Element Identifier to USCDI V3 as well as the additional Data Element of Identifier System, including the allowance of multiple instances of Identifier/ Identifier System pairs per patient (approach 1). We believe that this will allow needed flexibility to accommodate use and exchange of the variety of patient identifiers in current use in the US. An example of this approaches is: Identifier: 333224444, Identifier System:  
  • If ONC does not choose to incorporate approach 1, (Identifier + Identifier System), in USCDI V3, we recommend allowing for the following Patient Demographic Data Class Data Elements in USCDI V3: Medicare Patient Identifier, Medical Record Number and Social Security Number. (approach 2) We believe that allowing for both approaches would be confusing, so we recommend choosing one or the other.  
  • Additional Use Case: This is a standard data (FIN or NPI) item used by central cancer registries in all states according to the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) standard. Data received through data exchange from medical facilities (e.g., laboratories, hospitals, physician EHRs, etc.) to central cancer registries for CDC and NCI’s national cancer surveillance systems, as required by law.    
  • CSTE supports inclusion of this measure into USCDI v3: Very useful for this information to be captured in some way and then subsequently used in reporting to PH.

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