AddVal Offers Assistance for Obtaining DUNS Number

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AddVal, Inc., a nationwide medical credentialing firm, recently announced a program to assist healthcare providers with obtaining their required DUNS Number.

AddVal, Inc., a nationwide medical credentialing firm, recently announced a program to assist healthcare providers with obtaining their required DUNS Number. If a company provides services through the Federal government, it is required to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. DUNS is a unique nine-digit identification number provided by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). The Federal government uses the DUNS number to identify organizations. The DUNS number is site-specific; therefore, each distinct physical location of an entity (such as branches, divisions and headquarters) is assigned a DUNS number.

To obtain a DUNS number assignment, a requestor must call D&B at 866-705-5711 and indicate they are a Federal cooperative agreement applicant. D&B will let the requestor know if they already have a number. Company representatives should be sure to identify themselves as a Federal cooperative agreement applicant. If a company does not have a DUNS number, D&B will ask them to provide the following information:

  •     Legal business name
  •     Headquarters name and address of organization
  •     Doing business as (DBA) or other name for your organization
  •     Physical address, city, state and zip code
  •     Mailing address (if separate)
  •     Telephone number
  •     Contact name and ritle
  •     Number of employees at company's physical location

Even though this program is administered by Dun & Bradstreet, obtaining a DUNS number is absolutely free for all entities doing business with the Federal government. However, D&B phone representatives sometimes endeavor to sell people their services.

“As needed, we have worked with our clients to help them obtain their DUNS number," said Michelle McFarlane, CEO of AddVal, Inc. "If you find you are spending too much time on credentialing and related activities, contact AddVal at 215-396-8972. Our services can save you time, effort and frustration by relieving you and your staff of the credentialing burdens faced today by busy medical practices.

About AddVal Inc.
Founded in 1995, AddVal currently serves over 5,000 clients, providing experienced medical credentialing. The company employs a unique blend of talented individuals experienced in clinical administration, healthcare insurance and medical credentialing. This team, combined with a singular focus on credentialing, produces unrivaled results for clients. For more information on all of our credentialing services, visit http://www.addvalinc.com.

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