Standards Terminology

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This page represents the DirectTrust Directory’s value set of terminology and digital endpoint use cases for population in the Directory’s service description (SERV_DESC) field. This list was created in collaboration between the Directory Data Quality Tiger Team and the national directory teams. The list is extensible upon request from the community.

How to use the list to improve the quality of a Directory entry

In simple terms, the SERV_DESC field in a Directory entry (especially workflow or departmental type addresses) can and should be populated with a value that flags its intended purpose in order to help Directory consumers find the right place to send a message.

Consider these Directory entries for Example Hospital

[email protected] is a Direct Address intended for information exchange related to referral workflows at Example Hospital. The SERV_DESC field could be populated with referrals.

[email protected] is a Direct Address intended for broad information exchange at a specific department within Example Hospital. The SERV_DESC field could be populated with department.

Example Hospital has also set up inboxes for broad information exchange at all of their locations. 

[email protected]
[email protected]

The SERV_DESC field could be populated with location.

[email protected] was established by Example Hospital for efficient information exchange related to their organization’s presence and accuracy in the Directory. This entry’s SERV_DESC field should be populated with directory-steward.

SERV_DESC

Use Case [0..*] Use Case Definition
payer-payer-data-exchange information exchange between payers
payer-provider-data-exchange information exchange between payers and providers
payer-patient-data-exchange information exchange between payers and patients
provider-provider-data-exchange information exchange between providers
provider-payer-data-exchange information exchange between providers and payers
provider-to-patient-data-exchange information exchange between providers and patients
patient-payer-data-exchange information exchange between patients and payers
patient-provider-data-exchange information exchange between patients and providers
patient-publichealth-data-exchange information exchange between patients and public health
patient-research-data-exchange information exchange between patients and research
publichealth-patient-data-exchange information exchange between public health and patients
research-patient-data-exchange information exchange between research and patients
patient-access information exchange for patients
care-case-manager information exchange with a care or case managers
care-coordination information exchange for care coordination across the entire patient care team
advanced-eob information exchange for advanced eobs
coverage-requirements-discovery-crd information exchange for discovering coverage requirements
documentation-templates-rules-dtr information exchange for documentation templates and rules
prior-authorization information exchange for prior authorization
formulary information exchange for drug formulary
prescriptions information exchange for prescriptions
item-service-price-transparency information exchange for item or service price transparency
patient-cost-transparency-gfe information exchange for making patient costs transparent
quality-measure-reporting information exchange for quality measure reporting
adverse-event-reporting information exchange for adverse event reporting
notification information exchange for notifications
adt-notification information exchange for ADT notifications
scheduling information exchange for scheduling
release-of-information information exchange for release of information
medical-records information exchange for medical records
administrative information exchange for administrative activities
support information exchange for technical or customer support activities
billing information exchange for billing
referrals information exchange for referrals
transfer-transition-of-care information exchange for transfers and transitions of care
directory-steward information exchange for directory maintenance and quality
care-plans-review-or-approval information exchange to support care plan review and approval
public-health-reporting information exchange for public health reporting
payers-and-payments information exchange for billing
break-the-glass information exchange that requires break the glass
individual-practitioner information exchange with an individual provider
individual-patient-member-consumer information exchange with an individual patient-member-client-consumer
location information exchange with a treating facility
group information exchange with a provider group
department information exchange with a provider department
no-reply endpoint does not accept information for exchange
any-all endpoint that accepts any and all types of information exchange possible for its endpoint type
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