Users admit patients based on six identifiers: SSN, first name, last name, date of birth, gender and Medicare Claim number.


A possible duplicate patient error message or a near-match patient error message occurs when one or more of the six identifiers do not match. 


When you receive one of these messages complete the Possible Duplicate Patient Form.   Enter all of the requested information and submit the form.  The Network will evaluate the information and complete the admission process to resolve the error message within 2 business days of completing the form.  


DO NOT USE THIS FORM FOR TRANSIENT PATIENTS.