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BLG - Billing Segment

The BLG segment is used to provide billing information, on the ordered service, to the filling application.

HL7 Attribute Table - BLG - Billing Segment
Seq# DataElement Description Must Implement Flags Cardinality Length C.LEN Vocabulary DataType
1 00234 When to Charge [0..1] CCD
2 00235 Charge Type [0..1] [2..2] ID
3 00236 Account ID [0..1] CX
4 01645 Charge Type Reason [0..1] CWE

BLG-1: When to Charge (CCD) 00234

Definition: This field specifies when to charge for the ordered service. Refer to HL7 Table 0100 – Invocation event in Chapter 2C, Code Tables, for valid values.

BLG-2: Charge Type (ID) 00235

Definition: This field identifies someone or something other than the patient to be billed for this service. It is used in conjunction with BLG-3-account ID. Refer to HL7 Table 0122 – Charge Type in Chapter 2C, Code Tables, for valid values.

BLG-3: Account ID (CX) 00236

Definition: This field identifies the account to be billed. It is used in conjunction with BLG-2-charge type. Refer to HL7 Table 0061 – Check digit scheme in Chapter 2C, Code Tables.

BLG-4: Charge Type Reason (CWE) 01645

Definition: This field explains the choice of and provides the clinical rationale for the selected charge type identified in BLG-2. Refer to User-defined Table 0475 – Charge Type Reason in Chapter 2C, code Tables, for suggested values.