November 11, 2011
If your organization assigns an internal code or identifier to each of its activities, you may enter it into this field.
The Provider Activity ID field is optional when entering single activities using the PARS web page interface, however, you will need to enter a value for this field in cases where your organization offers multiple activities in the same format on the same date.
The Provider Activity ID is required for all activities included in batch upload files.
The Provider Activity ID is a code or identifier that your organization creates. It is used in combination with the data in the fields Reporting Year, Activity Type, and Activity Date to uniquely identify your activity records. For this reason, providers should not use their assigned seven-digit provider ID number as a Provider Activity ID, since this number would be the same for all activities you sponsor.