BGN Beginning Segment
To indicate the beginning of a transaction set.
Code identifying purpose of transaction set.
Reference number or identification number as defined for a particular Transaction Set, or as specified by the Reference Number Qualifier.
BGN02 is the Transaction Set Reference Number.
BGN03 is the Transaction Set Date.
Time expressed in 24-hour clock time (HHMMSS) (Time range: 000000 through 235959)
BGN04 is the Transaction Set Time.
Code identifying the time. In accordance with International Standards Organization standard 8601, time can be specified by a + or - and an indication in hours in relation to Universal Time Coordinate (UTC) time. Since + is a restricted character, + and - are substituted by P and M in the codes that follow.
C0504: If BGN-05 is present, then BGN-04 is required
BGN05 is the transaction set time qualifier.