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Submitter

James Hughes

Description

According to the 5010 IG’s (I’m looking at 005010x231 for 999), section B.1.1.3.2, a repeating data element (new for 5010), can be either a simple data element or a composite data structure.

Would it look like this (entire composite is treated as repeating) (: = COMPOSITE SEPARATORE, { = REPEAT ELEMENT SEPARATOR):
CTX*CLM01:1234{CLM01:3456{CLM01:7890~

Or like this (the elements within the composite are repeating):
CTX*CLM01{CLM01{CLM01:1234{3456{7890~

Submitter Assigned Keywords

5010 repeating seperator 'repeating seperator'

Response

The issue is explicitly addressed in guide 005010X231. Section B.1.1.3.2 states "Repeating data elements are adjacent data elements that occur up to a number of times specified in the standard as number of repeats."

In addition, X12.6 Section 3.7 states the following:
"Adjacent occurrences of the same repeating simple data element or composite data structure in a segment shall be separated by a repetition separator."


Applying the logic from X12.6 the correct example is:

CTX*CLM01:1234{CLM01:3456{CLM01:7890~

Recommendation

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Submission 5/13/2010
Status Date 10/20/2010
Status F - Final
Primary References
Document 005010x231
Section B.1.1.3
Page54
Set ID005010