FHIR Release 3 (STU)

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This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:http://hl7.org/fhir/ValueSet/identifier-type
Name:Identifier Type Codes
Definition:A coded type for an identifier that can be used to determine which identifier to use for a specific purpose.
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.44 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / 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:


This expansion generated 19 Apr 2017

This value set contains 17 concepts

Expansion based on http://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203 version 2.8.2, http://hl7.org/fhir/identifier-type version 3.0.2

DLhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203Driver's license number
PPNhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203Passport number
BRNhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203Breed Registry Number
MRhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203Medical record number
MCNhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203Microchip Number
ENhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203Employer number
TAXhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203Tax ID number
NIIPhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203National Insurance Payor Identifier (Payor)
PRNhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203Provider number
MDhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203Medical License number
DRhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203Donor Registration Number
ACSNhttp://hl7.org/fhir/v2/0203Accession ID
UDIhttp://hl7.org/fhir/identifier-typeUniversal Device IdentifierA identifier assigned to a device using the Universal Device Identifier framework as defined by FDA (http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/UniqueDeviceIdentification/).
SNOhttp://hl7.org/fhir/identifier-typeSerial NumberAn identifier affixed to an item by the manufacturer when it is first made, where each item has a different identifier.
SBhttp://hl7.org/fhir/identifier-typeSocial Beneficiary IdentifierAn identifier issued by a governmental organization to an individual for the purpose of the receipt of social services and benefits.
PLAChttp://hl7.org/fhir/identifier-typePlacer IdentifierThe identifier associated with the person or service that requests or places an order.
FILLhttp://hl7.org/fhir/identifier-typeFiller IdentifierThe 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:

LevelA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe 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
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code