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  • FHIR Claim Response Resource
  • Electronic Health Records Exchange Through FHIR


  • FHIR
  • HL7
  • Medical Terminology
  • Processes Data
  • Processes Information
  • Processes Documentation
  • Health Information Exchange
  • Electronic Health Records
  • FHIR Smart
  • Smart on FHIR

Claim Response

This resource provides the adjudication details from the processing of a Claim resource; it showcases the adjudicated response to a Claim, Predetermination or Preauthorization.

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The Claim Response resource provides application level adjudication results, or an application level error, which are the result of processing a submitted Claim resource where that Claim may be the functional corollary of a Claim, Predetermination or a Preauthorization.This resource is the only appropriate response to a Claim which a processing system recognizes as a Claim resource.

This dataset details the strength of the payment aspect of the response that is matching to the strength of the original request. For a Claim the adjudication indicates payment which is intended to be made. For Preauthorization no payment will actually be made however funds may be reserved to settle a claim submitted later. For Predetermination, no payment will actually be made and no assurance is given that the adjudication of a claim submitted later will match the adjudication provided, for example, funds may have been exhausted in the interim. Only an actual claim may be expected to result in actual payment.

The Claim Response resource may also be returned with the response for the submission of Re-adjudication and Reversals. The Claim Response resource is an “event” resource from an FHIR workflow perspective.

The Claim Response resource is used to provide the results of the adjudication and/or authorization of a set of healthcare-related products and services for a patient against the patient’s insurance coverages, or to respond with what the adjudication would be for a supplied set of products or services should they be actually supplied to the patient.

The Explanation Of Benefit resource is for reporting out to patients or transferring data to patient centered applications, such as patient health Record (PHR) application, the Explanation O fBenefit should be used instead of the Claim and Claim Response resources as those resources may contain provider and payer specific information which is not appropriate for sharing with the patient.

When using the resources for reporting and transferring claims data, which may have originated in some standard other than FHIR, the Claim resource is useful if only the request side of the information exchange is of interest. If, however, both the request and the adjudication information is to be reported then the Explanation Of Benefit should be used instead.

When responding whether the patient’s coverage is inforce, whether it is valid at this or a specified date, or returning the benefit details or preauthorization requirements associated with a coverage Coverage Eligibility Response should be used instead and be the response to a Coverage Eligibility Request.

Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) is a draft standard describing data formats and elements (known as “resources”) and an application programming interface (API) for exchanging electronic health records. The standard was created by the Health Level Seven International (HL7) health-care standards organization.

Its goal is to facilitate interoperation between legacy healthcare systems, to make it easy to provide healthcare information to healthcare providers and individuals on a wide variety of devices from computers to tablets to cell phones, and to allow third-party application developers to provide medical applications which can be easily integrated into existing systems.

FHIR provides an alternative to document-centric approaches by directly exposing discrete data elements as services. For example, basic elements of healthcare like patients, admissions, diagnostic reports and medications can each be retrieved and manipulated via their own resource URLs (Uniform Resource Locators). FHIR was supported at an American Medical Informatics Association meeting by many EHR (Electronic Health Record) vendors which value its open and extensible nature.

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John Snow Labs; Health Level Seven International;

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FHIR, HL7, Medical Terminology, Processes Data, Processes Information, Processes Documentation, Health Information Exchange, Electronic Health Records, FHIR Smart, Smart on FHIR

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FHIR Claim Response Resource, Electronic Health Records Exchange Through FHIR

Data Fields

Name Description Type Constraints
Concept_NameName of the concept in the FHIR structurestringrequired : 1
Computer_Ready_NameA Computer-ready name (e.g. a token) that identifies the structure - suitable for code generation. Note that this name (and other names relevant for code generation, including element & slice names, codes etc) may collide with reserved words in the relevant target language, and code generators will need to handle this.string-
TypeThe type the structure describes.string-
Dollar_RefThe Dollar_Ref ($ref) string value contains a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) which identifies the location of the JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) value being referenced.string-
DescriptionA free text natural language description of the structure and its usestring-
ItemsThe value of the keyword should be an object or an array of objects. If the keyword value is an object, then for the data array to be valid each item of the array should be valid according to the schema in this value.string-
EnumThe enum is used to restrict a value to a fixed set of values. It must be an array with at least one element, where each element is unique.string-
RequiredThe value of the keyword should be an array of unique strings. The data object to be valid should contain all properties with names equal to the elements in the keyword value.string-
ConstThe value of this keyword can be anything. The data is valid if it is deeply equal to the value of the keyword.string-

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Concept NameComputer Ready NameTypeDollar RefDescriptionItemsEnumRequiredConst
ClaimResponseresourceTypeThis is a ClaimResponse resourceClaimResponse
ClaimResponseid#/definitions/idThe logical id of the resource as used in the URL for the resource. Once assigned this value never changes.
ClaimResponsemeta#/definitions/MetaThe metadata about the resource. This is content that is maintained by the infrastructure. Changes to the content might not always be associated with version changes to the resource.
ClaimResponseimplicitRules#/definitions/uriA reference to a set of rules that were followed when the resource was constructed and which must be understood when processing the content. Often this is a reference to an implementation guide that defines the special rules along with other profiles etc.
ClaimResponse_implicitRules#/definitions/ElementExtensions for implicitRules
ClaimResponselanguage#/definitions/codeThe base language in which the resource is written.
ClaimResponse_language#/definitions/ElementExtensions for language
ClaimResponsetext#/definitions/NarrativeA human-readable narrative that contains a summary of the resource and can be used to represent the content of the resource to a human. The narrative need not encode all the structured data but is required to contain sufficient detail to make it "clinically safe" for a human to just read the narrative. Resource definitions may define what content should be represented in the narrative to ensure clinical safety.
ClaimResponsecontainedarrayThese resources do not have an independent existence apart from the resource that contains them - they cannot be identified independently and nor can they have their own independent transaction scope.{'$ref': '#/definitions/ResourceList'}
ClaimResponseextensionarrayMay be used to represent additional information that is not part of the basic definition of the resource. To make the use of extensions safe and manageable there is a strict set of governance applied to the definition and use of extensions. Though any implementer can define an extension there is a set of requirements that SHALL be met as part of the definition of the extension.{'$ref': '#/definitions/Extension'}