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Vocabulary Work Group   Maturity Level : 1 N Trial Use Normative (from v4.0.0) Use Context : Not Intended for Production use Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL: http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/identifier-type
Version: 4.1.0
Name: Identifier Type Codes
Title: IdentifierType

A coded type for an identifier that can be used to determine which identifier to use for a specific purpose.

Committee: ?? Vocabulary Work Group
OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.45 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source Resource XML / JSON

Note for Implementer:

Types are for general categories of identifiers. See the identifier registry for a list of common identifier systems

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:

  • Include these codes as defined in http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0203 Code MR EN http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 Employer number TAX http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 Tax ID number MD http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 ACSN http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 Accession ID SB http://hl7.org/fhir/identifier-type Social Beneficiary Identifier
    Code Display
    DL Driver's license number
    PPN Passport number
    BRN Breed Registry Number
    MR Medical record number
    MCN Microchip Number
    EN Employer number
    TAX Tax ID number
    NIIP National Insurance Payor Identifier (Payor)
    PRN Provider number
    MD Medical License number
    DR Donor Registration Number
    ACSN Accession ID Include all codes defined in http://hl7.org/fhir/identifier-type Expansion This expansion generated 03 Apr 2018 This value set contains 17 concepts Expansion based on http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 version 2.9, http://hl7.org/fhir/identifier-type version 3.3.0
    System Display Definition DL http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 Driver's license number PPN http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 Passport number BRN UDI http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 Breed Registry Number Universal Device Identifier
    http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 Medical record number MCN SNO http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 Microchip Serial Number
    NIIP SB http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 National Insurance Payor Social Beneficiary Identifier (Payor) PRN http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 Provider number
    Medical License number DR PLAC http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 Donor Registration Number Placer Identifier
    UDI FILL http://hl7.org/fhir/identifier-type Universal Device Filler Identifier An identifier assigned to a device using the Universal Device Identifier framework as defined by FDA (http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/UniqueDeviceIdentification/). SNO http://hl7.org/fhir/identifier-type Serial Number An identifier affixed to an item by the manufacturer when it is first made, where each item has a different identifier.
    An identifier issued by a governmental organization to an individual for the purpose of the receipt of social services and benefits. PLAC JHN http://hl7.org/fhir/identifier-type Placer Identifier Jurisdictional health number (Canada) The identifier associated with the person or service that requests or places an order. FILL http://hl7.org/fhir/identifier-type Filler Identifier The Identifier associated with the person, or service, who produces the observations or fulfills the order requested by the requestor.


See the full registry of value sets defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Lvl A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
Source The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding ). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code