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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.
 
MDNUMTYPE2 - Physician 2 number type
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

Prior to 2001, this data element is called SURGIDTYPE.

Some data sources use more than one coding scheme for the physician identifiers stored in the MDNUM2 and encrypted in MDNUM2_S. Coding schemes include hospital-assigned numbers, State license numbers, or the Universal Physician Identification Numbers (UPIN) used by HCFA. If the data source provides the information to identify which coding scheme is used, the information is retained in MDNUMTYPE2.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
MDNUMTYPE2Physician 2 number typeHHospital-assigned number
SState license number
UUPIN
BlankMissing
 
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State Specific Notes

None

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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=mdnumtype2.
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