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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Healthcare 5010 Conversion

Healthcare 5010 Conversion

The deadline for 5010 conversion is quickly approaching, and I must say that this should not be that big of a deal. Anyone that processes a 5010 transaction should simply have to update their systems to accommodate for the new format. However, it is causing alot more issues than I think people realize, and there are two reasons that stick out in my mind. Reason 1: Software vendors are slow. Software vendors are notoriously slow for putting...

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