Release 4 Value Set

Vocabulary Work Group Maturity Level: NNormative (from v4.0.0) Use Context: Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Name:Identifier Type Codes

A coded type for an identifier that can be used to determine which identifier to use for a specific purpose.

Committee:Vocabulary Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.45 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

Note for Implementer:

Types are for general categories of identifiers. See the identifier registry for a list of common identifier systems

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set includes codes from the following code systems:

  • Include these codes as defined in
    DLDriver's license number
    PPNPassport number
    BRNBreed Registry Number
    MRMedical record number
    MCNMicrochip Number
    ENEmployer number
    TAXTax ID number
    NIIPNational Insurance Payor Identifier (Payor)
    PRNProvider number
    MDMedical License number
    DRDonor Registration Number
    ACSNAccession ID
    UDIUniversal Device Identifier
    SNOSerial Number
    SBSocial Beneficiary Identifier
    PLACPlacer Identifier
    FILLFiller Identifier
    JHNJurisdictional health number (Canada)


See the full registry of value sets defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LvlA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. For value sets, levels are mostly used to organize codes for user convenience, but may follow code system hierarchy - see Code System for further information
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code