N9 Reference Number

To transmit identifying numbers and descriptive information as specified by the reference number qualifier

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
N901
Reference Number Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
-
Code qualifying the Reference Number.
At least one of N902 or N903 must be present.
N902
Reference Number
String (AN)
Conditional
1
30
-
Reference number or identification number as defined for a particular Transaction Set, or as specified by the Reference Number Qualifier.
N903
Free-form Description
String (AN)
Conditional
1
45
-
Free-form descriptive text.
N904
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
6
6
-
Date (YYMMDD).
N905
Time
Time (TM)
Optional
4
4
-
Time expressed in 24-hour clock time (HHMM, time range: 0000 though 2359).

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