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Central Distributor SID: Description of Data Elements
This section describes how HCUP data elements are coded, restrictions on their use, their uniform values, and State-specific coding practices.
 
HOSP_NPI - Hospital National Provider Identifier (NPI)
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

If the HCUP Partner provides both a state-specific hospital identifier and the National Provider Identifier (NPI) for the facility, then the HCUP variable DSHOSPID contains the state-specific hospital identifier and the variable HOSP_NPI contains the NPI. If the HCUP Partner provides the NPI as their only hospital identifier, then the NPI is retained in DSHOSPID and not stored in HOSP_NPI. The state-specific hospital identifier is preferred for DSHOSPID because it is compatible with back years of HCUP data.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
HOSP_NPIHospital National Provider Identifier (NPI)10(n)National Provider Identifier (NPI)
 
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State Specific Notes

Kentucky

HOSP_NPI includes the facility identifier used during data collection. It is usually NPI for the facility, but some facilities have been assigned a "pseudo" NPI.



Nevada

HOSP_NPI is not provided in the 2011 source files for Nevada.


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Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SID Description of Data Elements - All States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). August 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/vars/siddistnote.jsp?var=hosp_npi.
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