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Identifier—identifier usage, code NNN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termIdentifier usage
METeOR identifier:Help on this term519499
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 05/10/2016
Definition:Help on this term

An identifier that indicates the way this identifier is to be used, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Identifier—identifier usage

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termNNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term3
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
100Unique identifier for an entity
110Individual healthcare identifier (IHI)
112Healthcare provider identifier—individual (HPI-I)
113Healthcare provider identifier—organisation (HPI-O)
114Virtual smart card identifier (Cryptographic service provider)
120Family identifier
200Billing identifier
300Business or individual taxation or social security identifier
400Special service identifier
401Accreditation
410Laboratory services
420Radiology services
480Other diagnostic services
500Individual provider identifier—other than the HPI-I
600Organisational provider identifier—other than the HPI-O
700Professional registration identifier
800Other
Supplementary values:Help on this term
999Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element indicates the situation in which an identifier is used, as an issuer may allocate multiple identifiers to a single entity for different purposes.

This data element supports generic functionality to enable the use of the right number for the right purpose. For example, to use the hospital unit record number for local reporting, the Individual Healthcare Identifier when reporting to Medicare Australia or the insurance number when reporting to the insurance company.

CODE 100   Unique identifier for an entity

When the issuer has only 1 identifier used to identify an entity, that number should be recorded as the unique identifier for the entity.

CODE 401   Accreditation

The issuing organisation number will indicate the accreditation type.

CODE 500   Individual provider identifier—other than the HPI-I

This code should be used where the identifier is an individual provider identifier that is not code 112.

CODE 600  Organisational provider identifier—other than the HPI-O

This code should be used where the identifier is an organisational provider identifier that is not code 113.

CODE 700 Professional registration identifier

This code is issued by a professional registration body and provides information on the professional’s registration.

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The Australian Standard for Person and provider identification in healthcare (AS 4846:2014) outlines the following principles of identifiers in healthcare:

Principle A: Identifiers shall be unique to a purpose and often to a person or organisation, although family group identifiers exist and are unique to the family.

Principle B: Identifiers shall not be recycled or reused.

Principle C: Each person or organisation should have a single active identifier from a given issuer for a specific usage at any given point in time.

The combination of 3 identifier data elements—Identifier—identifier designation, text X[X(19)], Identifier—identifier issuer, text X[X(199)] and Identifier usage—uniquely identify an entity for a specific purpose, and is known as a globally unique identifier.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Reference documents:Help on this term

Standards Australia 2014. AS 4846:2014 Person and provider identification in healthcare. Sydney: Standards Australia.

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

See also Identifier—identifier designation, text X[X(19)] Health, Standard 05/10/2016

See also Identifier—identifier issuer, text X[X(199)] Health, Standard 05/10/2016

See also Identifier—identifier usage end date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 05/10/2016

See also Identifier—identifier usage start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Healthcare provider organisation cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Identification in healthcare cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

Individual name cluster Health, Standard 05/10/2016

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