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Formal vs. Informal Help Informal Formal

Submitter

Diane Dalton

Description

If HL segments are received but not in order, would this fall in a Type 1 or 2? Various opinions differ which type should be applied.
Examples:
The file contain HL22 loop (LOOP ID - 2000B SUBSCRIBER HIERARCHICAL LEVEL) without a HL20 loop (LOOP ID - 2000A BILLING PROVIDER HIERARCHICAL LEVEL).

The file contain HL20 loop (LOOP ID - 2000A BILLING PROVIDER HIERARCHICAL LEVEL) without a HL22 loop (LOOP ID - 2000B SUBSCRIBER HIERARCHICAL LEVEL).When HL04 value is 1, a child loop is mandatory

The file contain HL23 loop (LOOP ID - 2000C — PATIENT HIERARCHICAL LEVEL) without a HL22 loop (LOOP ID - 2000B SUBSCRIBER HIERARCHICAL LEVEL).

Submitter Assigned Keywords

HL Segment Order

Response

The submitter's question cannot be answered directly because ASC X12 does not have Type 1 or Type 2 errors. However, the three scenarios presented are all semantic errors rather than syntax errors. As a result the error could not be reported using a 997 transaction and would have to be reported with a 999 transaction in order to report the context of the semantic error.
Submission 9/27/2012
Status Date 11/13/2012
Status F - Final
Primary References
Document 005010X222
Section2.2
Component PositionHL