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Data Elements

The heart of the registry is the data element; a basic unit of information collected about anything of interest—for example, a pharmaceutical name or the city in which a patient lives. The data in the registry is not the drug name itself or the actual city name, but rather the metadata about how information is collected. Metadata is often defined as "data about data", a definition which is technically correct, but does not convey the richness of data information which must be recorded. In order to use a piece of data, one must know specific things precisely placing the data item in terms of meaning, quality, context, chronology, and source. The specific things—metadata—are expressed in the form of attributes.

The content of the attributes for each data element is found at the most specific level of the registry on the Data Element Details page. Not all attributes may be collected by each organization for each data element, although there is a subset, which is generally considered best practice and, for standards purposes, is required. Data elements within the Registry are documented within a standard format, using the ISO/IEC international standard 11179, "Information technology — Metadata Registries — Part 3, Registry Metamodel and basic attributes." According to the registry metamodel standard, a data element is essentially a unit of data for which the definition, identification, representation, and permissible values are specified by means of a set of attributes.


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Dependent Address Line The street address of the patient. 005010
Dependent Birth Date The date of birth of the dependent. 005010
Dependent City Name The city name of the patient. 005010
Dependent Country Code Country code of the dependent. 005010
Dependent Country Subdivision Code The country subdivision code of the dependent. 005010
Dependent Eligibility or Benefit Identifier Number associated with the dependent for the eligibility or benefit being described. 005010
Dependent First Name The first name of the dependent. 005010
Dependent Gender Code A code indicating the gender of the dependent. 005010
Dependent Last Name The last name of the dependent. 005010
Dependent Middle Name The middle name of the dependent. 005010
Dependent Name Suffix A suffix following the name, including the generation of the patient, such as I, II, III, Jr, Sr. 005010
Dependent Postal Zone or ZIP Code The zip code of the dependent. 005010
Dependent Primary Identifier Identifies the code number by which the dependent is known. 005010
Dependent State Code The state postal code of the dependent. 005010
Dependent Supplemental Identifier Identifies another or additional distinguishing code number associated with the dependent. 005010
Dependent Trace Number Unique number assigned by the provider to identify to an internal system a request for reconciliation of the response. 005010
Depository Financial Institution (DFI) Identification Number Qualifier Code identifying the type of identification number of Depository Financial Institution (DFI). 005010
Description A free-form description to clarify the related data elements and their content. 005010
Detail Premium Payment Amount Detailed remittance amount on the transaction. 005010
Diagnosis Code An ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code identifying a diagnosed medical condition. 005010
Diagnosis Code An ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code identifying a diagnosed medical condition. 005010
Diagnosis Code An ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code identifying a diagnosed medical condition. 005010
Diagnosis Code Pointer A pointer to the claim diagnosis code in the order of importance to this service. 005010
Diagnosis Date Date the diagnosis was established or recorded. 005010
Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Code Diagnosis related group for this claim. 005010
Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Code Diagnosis related group for this claim. 005010
Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Weight Diagnosis related group weight for this claim 005010
Diagnosis Type Code Code identifying the type of diagnosis. 005010
Directory Extract Date Date the provider information was extracted from the provider database. 005010
Disability Eligibility Date Date when individual became eligible for disability benefits. 005010
Disability From Date The beginning date the patient, in the provider's opinion, was or will be unable to perform the duties normally associated with his/her work. 005010
Disability Type Code An indicator to describe type of disability. 005010
Discharge Fraction The number of days billed are divided by the Average Length of Stay. 005010
Discharge Hour Hour that the patient was discharged from inpatient care. 005010
Discharge Time Time the patient was discharged from the inpatient care. 005010
DME Purchase Price Purchase price of the Durable Medical Equipment. 005010
DME Rental Price Rental price of the Durable Medical Equipment. Used in conjunction with the Rental Unit Price Indicator. 005010
Doing Business As Name Name under which entity conducts business. 005010
Doing Business As or Trade Name Name other than Business Name as defined on federal EIN under which an entity conducts business. 005010
DRG Grouper Version Definition in development. 005010
Drop Off Location Address Line The address line of the drop off location. 005010
Drop Off Location City Name The city name of the drop off location address. 005010
Drop Off Location Postal Zone or ZIP Code The postal ZIP code of the drop off location address. 005010
Drop Off Location State Code The state code of the drop off location address. 005010
Durable Medical Equipment Duration Length of time durable medical equipment (DME) is needed. 005010
Edit Level Reference Identifier The primary reference identification or number used to uniquely identify the original transaction. 005010
EDI Identifier Code Unique identifier assigned to an entity that conducts electronic claim processing. 005010
Education or Training Facility Address Line The street address of the Education or Training facility. 005010
Education or Training Facility Address Type Code Code identifying the type of address for the Education or Training facility. 005010
Education or Training Facility City Name The city name of the Education or Training facility. 005010
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