All Provider Information Request (PIR) files will need to adhere to the following file naming convention.
Flat File Name Format
The naming convention should follow this format:
9999 = provider code (numeric)
xx = abbreviated file type code (i.e. PCO or pco)
yyyy = reporting year (numeric; must be >=2016)
p = reporting period (numeric; always 1)
nnnnn = submission number (numeric; 00001 to 99999)
Flat File Name Format Examples
For the purpose of this example, the test provider code 9998 has been used, and examples refer to the first file of each type reported for 2017.