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  1. FHIR Specification Feedback
  2. FHIR-25602

Clarify action when required data is not available

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    • Type: Change Request
    • Status: Applied (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Medium
    • Resolution: Persuasive with Modification
    • Specification:
      US CARIN Blue Button (FHIR)
    • Work Group:
      Financial Mgmt
    • Related Page(s):
      (profiles)
    • Related Section(s):
      General Guidance
    • Resolution Description:
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      Revised verbiage will read:

      If the source system does not have data for a Must Support data element with minimum cardinality = 0, the data element is omitted from the resource. If the source system does not have data for a required data element (in other words, where the minimum cardinality is > 0), follow guidance defined in the US Core IG missing data.

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      Revised verbiage will read: If the source system does not have data for a Must Support data element with minimum cardinality = 0, the data element is omitted from the resource. If the source system does not have data for a required data element (in other words, where the minimum cardinality is > 0), follow guidance defined in the US Core IG missing data.
    • Resolution Vote:
      Mark Roberts/Pat Taylor: 18-0-5
    • Change Category:
      Clarification
    • Change Impact:
      Non-substantive

      Description

      Currently reads:

      In situations where information on a particular data element is not present and the reason for absence is unknown, Health Plan API actors SHALL NOT include the data elements in the resource instance returned as part of the query results.

       

      What should happen if the missing data element is required (minimum cardinality of 1)? Should the whole resource not be returned? Should there be some indication that such information exists but cannot be returned? Some clarification may be helpful even it's just pointing back to general FHIR recommendations for handling this situation in general.

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              Reporter:
              craig.newman Craig Newman
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