Enterprise Master Provider Index
The Enterprise Master Provider Index matches different source records and identifiers, assigns a Unique Identifier to each Provider, and maintains relationships between providers, groups, and practice locations. The Master Provider Index incorporates both deterministic and advanced probabilistic matching algorithms. Sources of provider data, such as the state’s licensing agencies or hospital credentialing departments, may submit electronic updates to the Master Provider Index. Additionally, the Master Provider Index can broadcast changes to provider information to contributing source systems.
The Provider Index has also been used by Healthcare Payors to ensure correct Provider identification as they transitioned their legacy systems to implement the HIPAA mandated National Provider Identifier (NPI).