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Submitter

Julia Dunicheva

Description

Loop 2100G Responsible Person can be repeated up to 13 times. Element NM101 provides 13 different codes that an be used.

Is it compliant with the TR3 to reuse same qualifier multiple times in different instances of loop 2100G?
For example can a member have 2 responsible persons with code 6Y?

Response

The TR3 does not explicitly prohibit repeating a qualifier; however the TR3 authors set the number of loop repeats equal to the number of valid qualifiers. Without explicit TR3 guidance describing how to interpret repetitions, the receiver is likely to misinterpret the intent of the sender. For example, if a receiver can only accommodate one case manager but is sent two, there is nothing to identify which is the correct one to load.

In this instance, the loop can repeat 13 times and there are 13 qualifiers available for use.
Submission 8/1/2013
Status Date 10/18/2013
Status F - Final
Primary References
Document 005010X220
Section2.4
Page123
Set ID834
Loop2100G
Segment IDNM1
Element Position1