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Andrew Lee


There is a payer that is rejecting our 276 transaction because we are using alpha characters in the 276 ST02 field. The field shows that it is alpha numeric, but they are hanging up on the description that uses the term number.

I'd like a determination that they cannot reject the 276 transaction for that reason.

Submitter Assigned Keywords

276 ST


The ST02 data element within the 005010X212 TR3 has a Data Type AN – String. A String data element is a sequence of any characters from the basic or extended character sets. Therefore, it is compliant with the 276 5010 TR3 to use alpha characters in the ST02.

ASC X12 does not govern or take a position on the receiver's actions when receiving a transaction.
Submission 10/16/2017
Status Date 12/21/2017
Status F - Final
Primary References
Document 005010X212
Segment IDST
Element Position02