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FISS/DDE Provider Online Guide: Chapter IV


ZIP Code File (19)

Purpose

A ZIP Code is a five-digit numeric code used to identify a provider’s location.

The ZIP CODE FILE option allows you to verify the validity of the facility ZIP Code that may be reported on a Medicare claim, and provides other details that govern claim processing and reimbursement.

Please note: this option may not be available in all regions. 

FISS Inquiry Submenu

To access the ZIP CODE FILE option from the FISS online INQUIRIES submenu, type ‘19’ at the Enter Menu Selection: prompt and press the <Enter> key.

Upon selecting the ZIP CODE FILE option, the ZIP CODE INQUIRY screen is available:

To access the ZIP CODE FILE option from the FISS online INQUIRIES submenu, type ‘19’ at the Enter Menu Selection: prompt and press the <Enter> key. Upon selecting the ZIP CODE FILE option, the ZIP CODE INQUIRY screen is available.

To review all the ZIP Codes reportable in the FISS system, press the <Enter> key. The ZIP CODE INQUIRY screen will populate with 15 ZIP Codes, starting with 00210, the first ZIP Code loaded on the ZIP Code file. The following ZIP Code records display in ascending order. Use the <F6/PF6> key to scroll forward through the ZIP Code list.

To validate/research a specific ZIP Code, enter the ZIP Code in the ZIP CODE: field and press the <Enter> key. The ZIP CODE INQUIRY screen will populate with 15 ZIP Codes, starting with the ZIP Code entered.

If the ZIP Code entered is not found on the ZIP Code file, a message will be displayed indicating “ZIP Code not found, verify the ZIP Code.”

In the example included below, ZIP Code 46207 is displayed:

To validate/research a specific ZIP Code, enter the ZIP Code in the ZIP CODE: field and press the <Enter> key. The ZIP CODE INQUIRY screen will populate with 15 ZIP Codes, starting with the ZIP Code entered.

Field Description
ZIP CODE ZIP Code – Identifies the ZIP Code on the ZIP Code file (five-position numeric field)
PLUS FOUR ZIP Code Extension – Identifies the four-digit ZIP Code extension
SEL Selection – allows user to select ZIP Code to open History file
ZIP CODE ZIP Code – Identifies the ZIP Code on the ZIP Code file (five-position numeric field
PLUS FOUR ZIP Code Extension – Identifies the four-digit ZIP Code extension
CARRIER Carrier – Identifies the carrier number assigned to the HCPC (five-position alphanumeric field)
LOC Locality – Identifies locality identification number for the area or county where the provider is located (two-position alphanumeric field)
RURAL IND Urban/rural indicator

Valid values:
U = Urban
R = Rural
B = Rural bonus
BENE LOC Beneficiary Locality ‑ used in the Laboratory Competitive Bidding Demonstration to identify whether the ZIP Code is in one of the bidding areas or is not in a demo area (two-position alphanumeric field)

Valid values:
Z1 = CBA 1
Z2 = CBA 2
Z9 = Not a demo Locality
RURAL IND2 Urban/rural indicator 2

Valid values:
U = Urban
R = Rural
B = Rural bonus
PIND ASP Price Bucket Indicator (one-position alphabetic field)

Valid Value:
A through Z with the exception of H, I, O, R, S  ASP price bucket indicators
PLUS4-FLAG Plus 4 Flag Indicator (one-position numeric field)

Valid Values:
0 -
No +4 Extension
1 -
+4 Extension
STATE State – Identifies the state associated with the ZIP Code (two-position alphabetic field)

An historic record of system updates related to each ZIP Code is available by selecting the ZIP Code. Place an ‘S’ in the SEL field and press the <Enter> key. The HISTORY screen is displayed.

In the example included below, the HISTORY screen for ZIP Code 46207 is displayed:

System updates related to each ZIP Code is available by selecting the ZIP Code. Place an ‘S’ in the SEL field and press the <Enter> key. The HISTORY screen is displayed. In the example included, the HISTORY screen for ZIP Code 46207 is displayed.

Field Description
YR/QTR Year/Quarter – identifies the four-digit year, followed by the one-digit quarter (1, 2, 3, 4) related to the update
CARRIER

Carrier – Identifies the carrier number assigned to the HCPC (five-position alphanumeric field)

LOC Locality – Identifies locality identification number for the area or county where the provider is located (two-position alphanumeric field)
RURAL IND Urban/rural indicator

Valid values:
U = Urban
R = Rural
B = Rural bonus
BENE LOC Beneficiary Locality – used in the Laboratory Competitive Bidding Demonstration to identify whether the ZIP Code is in one of the bidding areas or is not in a demo area (two-position alphanumeric field)

Valid values:
Z1 = Competitive bidding area (CBA) 1
Z2 = CBA 2
Z9 = Not a demo Locality
RURAL IND2 Urban/rural indicator 2

Valid values:
U = Urban
R = Rural
B = Rural bonus
PIND ASP Price Bucket Indicator (one-position alphabetic field)

Valid Value:
A through Z with the exception of H, I, O, R, S – ASP price bucket indicators
PLUS4-FLAG Plus 4 Flag Indicator (one-position numeric field)

Valid Values:
0 -
No +4 Extension
1 -
+4 Extension
STATE State – Identifies the state associated with the ZIP Code (two-position alphabetic field)
MAIN DT Maintenance Date (ten-position alphanumeric field, in MM/DD/CCYY format)
MAINT OP Maintenance Operator (eight-position alphanumeric field)

The audit trail related to each ZIP Code is available by pressing the <F8/PF8> key. The AUDIT TRAIL screen is displayed.

In the example included below, the audit trail for ZIP Code 46207 is shown.

The audit trail related to each ZIP Code is available by pressing the <F8/PF8> key. The AUDIT TRAIL screen is displayed. The audit trail for ZIP Code 46207 is shown.

Note: Field descriptions on the AUDIT TRAIL screen mirror those on the HISTORY screen.

Information for prior updates can be accessed using the <F6/PF6> key to scroll forward.

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FISS/DDE Provider Online Guide: Chapter IV - ZIP Code File (19)
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