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Submitter

Steve Scholze

Description

Page 66 of the 270/271 v. 004010X092A1 IG indicates that the maximum number of patients per transaction in the batch mode is 99. We interpret this limitation to be 99 patients per Transaction Set (ST-SE). Some payers interpret this to be 99 transactions per physical file/exchange (ISA-IEA). Please clarify. Thank you.

Submitter Assigned Keywords

270 Batch Maximum Patient Limitation

Response

This issue is directly addressed in guide 004010X092. Note 1 for the Subscriber Level (HL) states "If the transaction set is to be used in a batch mode (see section 1.3.2 for additional detail), it is required that the 270 transaction contain a maximum of ninety-nine patient requests." Therefore, the limit of 99 is per 270 transaction. The guide does not place any limit in the number of transactions within a Functional Group or the number of Functional Groups within an Interchange.
Submission 8/23/2007
Status Date 8/24/2007
Status F - Final
Primary References
Document 004010X092A
Section3.1
Page66
Set ID270