NPI Luhn Check Digit Calculation

If you need to make up a fake NPI, you can’t just throw any 10 digits together and have it wind up as a valid NPI. NPI for those who don’t know is National Provider Identifier. You probably know that if you’re looking for a way to generate them though. The first digit has to be one or two and the last digit is actually a check digit of the rest of the digits plus a prefix that’s applied to the NPI to make a different...

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G.I.F.T. – Extenstion

I recently saw a good deal of chatter about Pox parties, and swapping infectious diseases in the mail. This program that Sanofi is running is in direct contrast with that. They are actually using proceeds from paid vaccinations to fund vaccinations for children that cannot afford insurance coverage. Let me first say that I have no issue with parents wanting to let their child get chicken pox naturally. Yes there is a vaccine against it,...

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Capitation Lists

Capitation Lists

Keystone Mercy decided to change the way they electronically give providers their capitation lists now. It’s bad enough that this information should be available at the beginning of the month and usually isn’t until the middle of the month. By changing the format from a CSV file to a PDF, it throws off the automated importing of this list into an EMR that could save time in verifying a patient’s insurance. This is one HUGE...

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