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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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State Abbreviation of state. NCPDP 10-2011
Carrier Number Account Number assigned during installation. NCPDP 10-2011
Carrier Number Account Number assigned during installation. NCPDP 04-2014
Contract Number Account Number assigned during installation for segments of business NCPDP 10-2011
Contract Number Account Number assigned during installation for segments of business NCPDP 04-2014
TPA or Broker Account Number Account number assigned to the Third Party Administrator or broker ASC X12 005010
Prior Authorization Quantity Accumulated Accumulated authorized amount expressed in metric decimal units. NCPDP 10-2011
Prior Authorization Quantity Accumulated Accumulated authorized amount expressed in metric decimal units. NCPDP 04-2014
Days Supply Used to Date Accumulated authorized amount of days supply used to date NCPDP 10-2011
Days Supply Used to Date Accumulated authorized amount of days supply used to date NCPDP 04-2014
Result of Service Code Action taken by a pharmacist or prescriber in response to a conflict or the result of a pharmacist's professional service. NCPDP 10-2011
Result of Service Code Action taken by a pharmacist or prescriber in response to a conflict or the result of a pharmacist's professional service. NCPDP 04-2014
ServiceResultCode Action taken in response to a conflict. NCPDP 10-2011
ServiceResultCode Action taken in response to a conflict. NCPDP 04-2014
Record Indicator Action to be taken on the record. NCPDP 10-2011
Record Indicator Action to be taken on the record. NCPDP 04-2014
MeasurementValue Actual value of clinical information. NCPDP 10-2011
Measurement Value Actual value of clinical information. NCPDP 10-2011
MeasurementValue Actual value of clinical information. NCPDP 04-2014
Measurement Value Actual value of clinical information. NCPDP 04-2014
Service Supplemental Amount Additional amount or charge associated with the service. ASC X12 005010
Obstetric Additional Units Additional anesthesia units reported by anesthesiologist to report additional complexity beyond the normal services reflected by the base units for the reported procedure and anesthesia time. ASC X12 005010
Provider Degree Conferred Information Additional degree description information. ASC X12 005010
Referring Provider Secondary Identifier Additional identification number for the provider referring the patient for service. ASC X12 005010
Other Operating Physician Secondary Identifier Additional identification number of the other operating physician as defined by the payer organization. ASC X12 005010
Other Provider Secondary Identifier Additional identification number of the other provider as defined by the payer organization. ASC X12 005010
Patient Secondary Identifier Additional identifier assigned to the patient by the payer. ASC X12 005010
Other Payer Assistant Surgeon Secondary Identifier Additional identifier for the Assistant Surgeon. ASC X12 005010
Trace Assigning Entity Additional Identifier Additional identifier for the entity assigning the trace number. ASC X12 005010
Laboratory or Facility Secondary Identifier Additional identifier for the laboratory or facility performing tests billed on the claim where the health care service was performed/rendered. ASC X12 005010
Other Payer Secondary Identifier Additional identifier for the other payer organization ASC X12 005010
Pay-to Plan Secondary Identifier Additional identifier for the Pay-To Plan. ASC X12 005010
Payer Additional Identifier Additional identifier for the payer. ASC X12 005010
Payer Secondary Identifier Additional identifier for the payer. ASC X12 005010
Operating Physician Secondary Identifier Additional identifier for the physician performing the principal procedure. ASC X12 005010
Provider Secondary Identifier Additional identifier for the provider. ASC X12 005010
Purchased Service Provider Secondary Identifier Additional identifier for the provider of purchased services. ASC X12 005010
Ordering Provider Secondary Identifier Additional identifier for the provider ordering services for the patient. ASC X12 005010
Rendering Provider Secondary Identifier Additional identifier for the provider providing care to the patient. ASC X12 005010
Attending Provider Secondary Identifier Additional identifier for the provider responsible for the care of the patient. ASC X12 005010
Supervising Provider Secondary Identifier Additional identifier for the provider supervising care rendered to the patient. ASC X12 005010
Assistant Surgeon Secondary Identifier Additional identifier of the Assistant Surgeon ASC X12 005010
Plan ID Extension Additional information to describe the plan identification. NCPDP 10-2011
Billing Provider Additional Name Additional names or characters for the billing provider or billing entity for the transaction. ASC X12 005010
Intermediary Bank Additional Name Additional name for the intermediary bank. ASC X12 005010
Premium Payer Additional Name Additional name for the premium payer. ASC X12 005010
Premium Receiver's Additional Name Additional name for the premium receiver. ASC X12 005010
Additional Provider Group Name Additional name information for a Provider Group. ASC X12 005010
Additional Affiliated Entity Name Additional name information for the affiliated entity. ASC X12 005010
Additional Provider Name Additional name information for the Provider. ASC X12 005010
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