HL7 DFT Message

The DFT message describes a financial transaction that is sent to a billing system and is used for patient accounting purposes. This message might include things like ancillary charges or patient deposits, and is sent between the DSS/Order Filler and the Charge Processor. The DSS/Order Filler would then verify that the procedure had been completed.

Trigger events for the DFT-P03 message include:

  • Procedure ordered
  • Procedure scheduled
  • Procedure completed
  • Future will define Report events for professional fees

The segments and groups of segments in the DFT-P03 message include the following:

MSH Message header Required
EVN Event type Required
PID Patient identification Required
PID1 Patient demographics Optional
PV1 Patient visit Optional
PV2 Patient visit – additional info Optional
DB1 Disability segment Optional, Repeatable
OBX Observation Optional, Repeatable

TransactionGroup – Repeatable group

FT1 Financial transaction Required

ProcedureGroup – Optional and Repeatable group, part of TransactionGroup

PR1 Procedures Required
ROL Role Optional, Repeatable

Additional segments, not part of a group

DG1 Diagnosis Optional, Repeatable
DRG Diagnosis Related Group Optional
GT1 Guarantor Optional, Repeatable

InsuranceGroup – Optional and Repeatable group

IN1 Insurance Repeatable
IN2 Insurance additional info Optional
IN3 Insurance additional info – certification Optional

Additional segments, not part of a group

ACC Accident Optional

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