Sending Ordering Provider Names and NPI in Your HL7 Message

The ORC-12 field of the HL7 VXU message must contain the ordering provider’s individual (Type 1) National Provider Identifer (NPI, 10 digits) in ORC-12.1 and the Identifier Type Code “NPI” in ORC-12.13 (red).  The Ordering Provider Last Name and First Name should be sent in ORC-12.2 and ORC-12.3, respectively, and the Ordering Provider Professional Suffix put in ORC-12.21 (e.g. ‘MD’) (green) as shown in the ORC-12 example below: