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What are Payer ID Codes

In order to exchange EDI transactions with a trading partner, you need to know what Payer ID Codes are and how to use them.

ANSI X12 837P - 2010BB - Payer Name Loop

The 837 Health Care transaction for professional claims is comprised of loops, segments and data elements. The 2010BB loop is referred to as the Payer Name Loop. The Payer Name loop is where you specify the destination payer of the primary payer.

ANSI X12 837P - 4010 2010BB N2 - Additional Payer Name Information

The purpose of the 2010BB N2 Additional Payer Name Information Segment is to provide additional space when names in the NM103 exceed 35 characters. The 4010 specifications for the N2 segment can be found below as it pertains to the 2010BB loop.

ANSI X12 837P - 4010 2010BB N3 - Payer Address

The 2010BB N3 Payer Address Segment is required when the claim needs to be printed paper. The 4010 specifications for the N3 segment can be found below as it pertains to the 2010BB loop.

ANSI X12 837P - 4010 2010BB N4 - Payer City/State/Zip Code

The purpose of the 2010BB N4 Payer City/State/Zip Code Segment is to provide the geographic place of the payer in the event the claim needs to be printed. The 4010 specifications for the N4 segment can be found below as it pertains to the 2010BB loop.

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