The specific person(s) who participate or are expected to participate in the care team.

Data Element

Information from the submission form

Provider NPI

Comment

Unified Comment from CDC

  • General Comment: Many Chiropractors, Dentists, Nurses, Pharmacists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Psychologists, and other providers who are party to HIPAA standard transactions, must use the NPI in place of other provider identifiers. (see: https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/webhelp/nppeshelp/HEALTH%20INFORMATION%20EXCHANGE.html) The Provider NPI is widely captured, used, and exchanged by EHR and HIT systems.  
  • Additional Use Cases: The MedMorph Public Health Use Cases of Health Care Surveys and Cancer Registry Reporting as well as the electronic case reporting (eCR) use case use Provider NPI as an important provider identifier for internal registry and external to registry linking and provider identification or matching purposes. Links to Use Case Project Pages: https://www.cdc.gov/csels/phio/making-ehr-data-more-available.html, https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/dhcs/nhcs_registry_landing.htm, https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr/, https://www.cdc.gov/ecr/index.html  
  • Additional Applicable Standards: HL7 CDA ® Release 2 Implementation Guide: Reporting to Public Health Cancer Registries from Ambulatory Healthcare Providers, Release 1, DSTU Release 1.1 – US Realm: https://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=398.  
  • HL7 CDA® R2 Implementation Guide: National Health Care Surveys (NHCS), R1 STU Release 3 - US Realm: https://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=385  
  • HL7 FHIR® Implementation Guide: Electronic Case Reporting (eCR) - US Realm:http://hl7.org/fhir/us/ecr/STU1/Electronic_Initial_Case_Report_(eICR)_Transaction_and_Profiles.html  
  • HL7 CDA® R2 Implementation Guide: Public Health Case Report, Release 2 - US Realm - the Electronic Initial Case Report (eICR): https://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=436  
  • CSTE supports inclusion of this measure into USCDI v3

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