Service/care provider—specialty of requesting provider, health professional specialty group code NN

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Specialty of requesting provider
METeOR identifier:608734
Registration status:Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015
Definition:The broad field of specialty of the provider who requested the service, as represented by a code.

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:NN
Maximum character length:2
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
01General practitioner (GP)
02Specialist
03Allied health professional
04Dental practitioner

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:More detailed versions of this value domain, including codes at the major field of specialty level and the subspecialty level, are also available.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Department of Health

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:The specialty is derived for a quarter based on the provider's registered specialties.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Department of Health

Relational attributes

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) state/territory data extract 2013-14 Commonwealth Department of Health, Standard 14/10/2015

DSS specific attributes +