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Data Element Name:  Test/Production Indicator
Format-Length:  A/N - 1 Required For:  AS, ED, IP
Effective Date:  10/1/99 Revision Date:  January 2008

National Standard Mapping:

Electronic - 837I

X12 Loop

Ref. Des.

Data Element

Code

Description
Version 4050R HEADER ISA15 I14

Paper Form Locator Code Qualifier Description
Institutional - UB-04 N/A N/A Does Not Apply - needed only for Electronic submission

Definition:

An indicator, to be used in electronic submissions, which specifies whether a data transmission is to be processed as a TEST or PRODUCTION submission.

Codes and Values:

  • P = Production
    • Submission is sent through SPARCS UDS edit program
    • UDS Edit Report and Error Records (if any) are returned to user via HPN
    • Records passing edits are stored in the SPARCS Master File

  • T = Test
    • Submission is sent through SPARCS UDS edit program
    • UDS Edit Report and Error Records (if any) are returned to user via HPN
    • Records passing edits are NOT stored in the SPARCS Master File

Edit Applications:

  1. Must be a valid entry.
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