Current IMP guide is interpreted as REF segment required in loop 2310A (Referring Provider Secondary Identification). The following link supports this:
ASC X12N/TG2 Interpretations Portal
But, note #1, for this REF segment states:
Reguired if NM108/109 in this loop is not used or if a secondary number is necessary to identify the provider.
We disagree with the imterpretation that, "OR", means required. Referring number is not required in order for us to pay claims. We need a name, OR, a number, but not both. We intrepret the IMP guide, with OR, as meaning name OR number required but not both.
Request this be reviewed and current compliance editing for this loop and segment be changed.