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Submitter

Gwen Coats

Description

The DMG05-3 Race or Ethnicity Code has a code note: β€œThe Classification of Race and Ethnicity is a detailed code list that uniquely identifies each known race and ethnicity entity and organizes these entities in a hierarchical structure. For the convenience of the users of this guide, the high level race and ethnicity entities are listed with their unique identification number form the code list.”

There are alternative view on the interpretation. One is as an all-inclusive list and the other is that it is an example of the complete list. The first interpretation prevents the reporting of the more detailed level race or ethnicity codes. For example, R1 - American Indian or Alaska Native would be allowed, but R1.01 - American Indian; R1.01.003 – Apache; and R1.01.003.001 – Chiricahua would not be allowed.

Clarification is needed to understand whether those listed in the Implementation Guide are the only codes that can be submitted or the entire CDC Race or Ethnicity Code set is applicable.

Submitter Assigned Keywords

Race or Ethnicity Code, 837R

Response

The codes listed in DMG05-3 are there as an example but in no way constrains the codes that can be sent in the data element. All codes within Code Source 859 are valid in DMG05-3.
Submission 9/8/2017
Status Date 11/3/2017
Status F - Final
Primary References
Document 005010X225A2
Section2.3.1
Table2
Loop2010BA
Segment IDDMG
Element Position5
Component Position3
Industry NameRace or Ethnicity Code
External Code ListCODE SOURCE 859
Secondary References
RFI ID 2719
Document 005010X225A2
Section2.3.1
Page91
Table2
Loop2010CA
Segment IDDMG
Element Position5
Component Position3
Industry NameRace or Ethnicity Code
External Code ListCODE SOURCE 859