Appendix A. External Code Sources

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A.1 External Code Sources

Appendix A is a listing of all external code sources referenced in this implementation guide.

  • Where an external code source is referenced, the implementer is required to use only the codes from that list.

  • Codes must be reported as listed in the code source (e.g. with leading zeroes).

  • Implementers must follow the instructions for code use that are supplied by the code set owner.

4 ABA Routing Number

SIMPLE DATA ELEMENT/CODE REFERENCES

20, 66/13, 506/01, 647/806

SOURCE

Key to American Bankers Association Routing Numbers

AVAILABLE FROM

Rand McNally & Company

P. O. Box 7600

Chicago, IL 60680

ABSTRACT

Contains the Federal Reserve Routing Codes. The first four digits identify the Federal Reserve District, the next four the institution, and the last is a check digit.

5 Countries, Currencies and Funds

SIMPLE DATA ELEMENT/CODE REFERENCES

26, 100, 1715, 66/38, 235/CH, 235/HA, 235/HB, 955/SP

SOURCE

Codes for Representation of Names of Countries, ISO 3166-(Latest Release)

Codes for Representation of Currencies and Funds, ISO 4217-(Latest Release)

AVAILABLE FROM

American National Standards Institute

25 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10036

ABSTRACT

Part 1 (Country codes) of the ISO 3166 international standard establishes codes that represent the current names of countries, dependencies, and other areas of special geopolitical interest, on the basis of lists of country names obtained from the United Nations. Part 2 (Country subdivision codes) establishes a code that represents the names of the principal administrative divisions, or similar areas, of the countries, etc. included in Part 1. Part 3 (Codes for formerly used names of countries) establishes a code that represents non-current country names, i.e., the country names deleted from ISO 3166 since its first publication in 1974. Most currencies are those of the geopolitical entities that are listed in ISO 3166 Part 1, Codes for the Representation of Names of Countries. The code may be a three-character alphabetic or three-digit numeric. The two leftmost characters of the alphabetic code identify the currency authority to which the code is assigned (using the two character alphabetic code from ISO 3166 Part 1, if applicable). The rightmost character is a mnemonic derived from the name of the major currency unit or fund. For currencies not associated with a single geographic entity, a specially-allocated two-character alphabetic code, in the range XA to XZ identifies the currency authority. The rightmost character is derived from the name of the geographic area concerned, and is mnemonic to the extent possible. The numeric codes are identical to those assigned to the geographic entities listed in ISO 3166 Part 1. The range 950-998 is reserved for identification of funds and currencies not associated with a single entity listed in ISO 3166 Part 1.

16 D-U-N-S Number

SIMPLE DATA ELEMENT/CODE REFERENCES

860, 66/1, 66/9, 128/DNS, 128/DUN

SOURCE

Dun & Bradstreet

AVAILABLE FROM

U.S. D-U-N-S Number assignment and lookup services are available through EDI, on-line, several types of mainframe and personal computer media, through a 900 Number Service (900-990-3867), and in print.

Dun & Bradstreet Information Services

Information Quality Department

D-U-N-S Number Administration

899 Eaton Avenue

Bethlehem, PA 18025-0001

ABSTRACT

The D-U-N-S Number is a non-indicative nine-digit number assigned and maintained by Dun & Bradstreet to identify unique business establishments. D-U-N-S Numbers are assigned to businesses worldwide. The ninth digit of the D-U-N-S Number is a Modulus Ten Check Digit which catches 100% of single digit errors and 98% of single transposition errors. D-U-N-S Numbers provide positive identification of business locations possessing unique, separate, and distinct operations. Through the D-U-N-S Number, Dun & Bradstreet maintains linkage between units of an organization to easily identify corporate family relationships, such as those between headquarters, branches, subsidiaries, and divisions. The D-U-N-S Number is the non-indicative computer "address" of a business for which detailed marketing and credit information is maintained by Dun & Bradstreet.

22 States and Provinces

SIMPLE DATA ELEMENT/CODE REFERENCES

156, 66/SJ, 128/PCJ, 128/SOJ, 235/A5, 771/009

SOURCE

U.S. Postal Service or

Canada Post or

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

AVAILABLE FROM

The U.S. state codes may be obtained from:

U.S. Postal Service

National Information Data Center

P.O. Box 2977

Washington, DC 20013

www.usps.gov

The Canadian province codes may be obtained from:

http://www.canadapost.ca

The Mexican state codes may be obtained from:

www.bts.gov/ntda/tbscd/mex-states.html

ABSTRACT

Provides names, abbreviations, and two character codes for the states, provinces and sub-country divisions as defined by the appropriate government agency of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

51 ZIP Code

SIMPLE DATA ELEMENT/CODE REFERENCES

116, 66/16, 309/PQ, 309/PR, 309/PS, 771/010

SOURCE

National ZIP Code and Post Office Directory, Publication 65

The USPS Domestic Mail Manual

AVAILABLE FROM

U.S Postal Service

Washington, DC 20260

New Orders

Superintendent of Documents

P.O. Box 371954

Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954

ABSTRACT

The ZIP Code is a geographic identifier of areas within the United States and its territories for purposes of expediting mail distribution by the U.S. Postal Service. It is five or nine numeric digits. The ZIP Code structure divides the U.S. into ten large groups of states. The leftmost digit identifies one of these groups. The next two digits identify a smaller geographic area within the large group. The two rightmost digits identify a local delivery area. In the nine-digit ZIP Code, the four digits that follow the hyphen further subdivide the delivery area. The two leftmost digits identify a sector which may consist of several large buildings, blocks or groups of streets. The rightmost digits divide the sector into segments such as a street, a block, a floor of a building, or a cluster of mailboxes. The USPS Domestics Mail Manual includes information on the use of the new 11-digit zip code.

60 (DFI) Identification Number

SIMPLE DATA ELEMENT/CODE REFERENCES

507

SOURCE

a) Thompson Bank Directory: American Bankers Association (ABA) Routing Numbers

b) New York Clearinghouse Association: Clearinghouse Interbank Payment System (CHIPS) Participant Numbers

c) Canadian Payments Association Directory: Canadian Bank Transit Numbers

d) ISO/S.W.I.F.T. Bank Identifier Code Directory: ISO Bank Identifier Codes

AVAILABLE FROM

a) Thompson Financial Publishing

P.O. Box 65

Skokie, IL 60076-0065

b) New York Clearinghouse Association

450 West 33rd Street

New York, New York 10001

c) Bowne of Toronto

60 Gervais Drive

Toronto, Ontario

Canada M3C 1Z3

d) S.W.I.F.T. SC

Avenue Adele 1

B-1310 La Hulpe

Belgium

ABSTRACT

Assigned alphanumeric codes identifying depository financial institution.

91 Canadian Financial Institution Branch and Institution Number

SIMPLE DATA ELEMENT/CODE REFERENCES

66/CF, 128/04, 506/04, 647/806

SOURCE

Canadian Payments Association (CPA) Financial Institution Directories

Volume 1 - Banks

Volume 2 - Credit Unions and Caisses PopulairesVolume 3 - Trust Companies, Loan Companies and other Deposit-taking Institutions

AVAILABLE FROM

Bowne of Canada, Ltd.

60 Gervais Drive

Toronto, Ontario M3C 1Z3

Canada

ABSTRACT

Contains the Canadian financial institutions transit and branch numbers. The first four digits represent the financial institution ID.

121 Health Industry Number

SIMPLE DATA ELEMENT/CODE REFERENCES

66/21, 128/HI, 1270/HI, I05/20

SOURCE

Health Industry Number Database

AVAILABLE FROM

Health Industry Business Communications Council

5110 North 40th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85018

ABSTRACT

The HIN is a coding system, developed and administered by the Health Industry Business Communications Council, that assigns a unique code number to hospitals other provider organizations, and manufacturers and distributors.

307 National Council for Prescription Drug Programs Pharmacy Number

SIMPLE DATA ELEMENT/CODE REFERENCES

128/D3

SOURCE

National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) Provider Number Database and Listing

AVAILABLE FROM

National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP)

9240 East Raintree Drive

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

ABSTRACT

A unique number assigned in the U.S. and its territories to individual clinic, hospital, chain, and independent pharmacy and dispensing physician locations that conduct business by billing third-party and dispensing physician locations that conduct business by billing third-party drug benefit payers. The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) maintains this database. The NCPDP Provider Number is a seven-digit number with the following format SSNNNNC, where SS=NCPDP assigned state code number, NNNN=sequential numbering scheme assigned to pharmacy locations, and C=check digit caluculate by algorithm from previous six digits.

540 Health Plan Identifier (HPID)

SIMPLE DATA ELEMENT/CODE REFERENCES

66/OE, 66/XV, 128/ABY, 128/OEI

SOURCE

Health Plan and Other Entity Enumeration System (HPOES) housed within CMSҠHealth Insurance Oversight System (HIOS)

AVAILABLE FROM

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

7500 Security Boulevard

Baltimore, MD 21244

ABSTRACT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has joined with other payers to develop a unique national provider identifier. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is the authorizing agent for enumerating payers through the services of a PlanID Registrar. It may also be used by other payers on a voluntary basis.

881 Version / Release / Industry Identifier Code

SIMPLE DATA ELEMENT/CODE REFERENCES

480

SOURCE

Data Interchange Standards Association

AVAILABLE FROM

Data Interchange Standards Association

7600 Leesburg Pike, Suite 430

Falls Church, VA 22043

ABSTRACT

Code indicating the version, release, sub-release, and industry identifier of the EDI standard being used, including the GS and GE segments; if code in DE455 in GS segment is X, then in DE 480 positions 1-3 are the version number; positions 4-6 are the release and sub-release, level of the version; and positions 7-12 are the industry or trade association identifiers (optionally assigned by user); if code in DE455 in GS segment is T, then other formats are allowed.

932 Universal Postal Codes

SIMPLE DATA ELEMENT/CODE REFERENCES

116

SOURCE

Universal Postal Union website

AVAILABLE FROM

International Bureau of the Universal Postal Union

POST*CODE

Case postale 13

3000 BERNE 15 Switzerland

ABSTRACT

The postcode is the fundamental, essential element of an address. A unique, universal identifier, it unambiguously identifies the addressee's locality and assists in the transmission and sorting of mail items. At present, 105 UPU member countries use postcodes as part of their addressing systems.