Source of Payment Typology


The Source of Payment Typology is a standardized Payer Type classification system. It is a mechanism for consistent reporting of payer data to state health data organizations and supports data comparisons by payer type across states, various provider types, and to national benchmarks.  Developed by the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC) Payer Typology Subcommittee, the typology includes broad hierarchial payer type categories with more specific subcategories. 

The audience for Source of Payment Typology includes researchers, public health advocates, and healthcare analysts. 

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We Want Your Feedback on the Source of Payment Typology

The Payer Typology Committee will hold a Source of Payment Typology Coordination and Maintenance Meeting on Thursday, October 31st from 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET (Information Below). This meeting provides an opportunity for interested parties to request changes or additions to the Source of Payment Typology. Submit your suggested modifications by completing and submitting the Payer Typology Feedback form below. All comments should be submitted on the form by Friday, October 25th, 2019.   Please send to:

Thursday, October 31st from 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET 

This teleconference is open to the public, but teleconference ports may be limited. The teleconference audio and web conferencing information is provided below:

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(301) 458-4013 Hyattsville (Hyattsville Dial-in Conference Region)          

(855) 348-8390 Toll Free (Hyattsville Dial-in Conference Region)            

(404) 553-8912 Atlanta (Hyattsville Dial-in Conference Region)               

Conference ID: 3831838      

The National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) is now the host of the Source of Payment Typology and will coordinate the distribution and annual review and update of the typology. Check this page for updates.