What it is:
Box 33b is used to indicate the the payer assigned unique identifier of the professional. Enter the 2-digit qualifier identifying the non-NPI number followed by the ID number. Do not enter a space, hyphen, or other separator between the qualifier and number.
The NUCC defines the following qualifiers used in 5010A1:
- 0B State License Number
- G2 Provider Commercial Number
- ZZ Provider Taxonomy (The qualifier in the 5010A1 for Provider Taxonomy is PXC, but ZZ will remain the qualifier for the 1500 Claim Form.)
The above list contains both provider identifiers, as well as the provider taxonomy code. The provider identifiers are assigned to the provider either by a specific payer or by a third party in order to uniquely identify the provider. The taxonomy code is designated by the provider in order to identify his/her
provider type, classification, and/or area of specialization. Both, provider identifiers and provider taxonomy may be used in this field.
Therabill will the information from the Taxonomy box on the Edit member information dialog to populate box 33b. If the Taxonomy is left blank, 193200000X (Multi-Specialty) will be placed into box 33b.
Click on Admin->Member Info to bring up the Member (Billing Provider) Information page. Click on the green Edit button to bring up the Edit member information dialog. Enter the billing clinic profession in the Taxonomy box and select the correct entry from the list that will appear. The Taxonomy code will be placed into the box.
You can over-ride the information that goes out in Box 33b by using Billing Provider Information only to a Specific Payer.