Money is used in the following places:
– Charge Item
– Charge Item Definition
– Claim Response
– Coverage Eligibility Request
– Coverage Eligibility Response
– Explanation of Benefit
– Insurance Plan
– Medication Knowledge
– Payment Notice
– Payment Reconciliation
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.
There are also circumstances where a financial amount must be represented as the numerator or denominator in a Ratio, where the type is currency. In this context, the Money amount is represented as a Quantity, using the Money Quantity constraint.
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.