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Data Element Name:  Medical Record Number
Format-Length:  A/N - 17 Required For:  AS, ED, IP
Effective Date:  1/1/94 Revision Date:  September 2003

National Standard Mapping:

Electronic - 837I

X12 Loop

Ref. Des.

Data Element

Code

Description
Version 4050R 2300 REF01 128 EA Medical Record Number Qualifier
REF02 127 Medical Record Number

Paper Form Locator Code Qualifier
Institutional - UB-04 03b N/A

Definition:

The number used by the Medical Records Department to identify the patient's permanent medical/health record file. This number is not the same as the Patient Control Number.

Codes and Values:

  1. Must not equal zero or blanks.

  2. Must be numeric (0-9) and/or alphabetic (A-Z). Special characters are invalid.

Edit Applications:

  1. Must be a valid entry.
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