What Is a DFT Message?

HL7 terms to better understand what is HL7. In the HL7 Standard, the Detailed Financial Transactions (DFT) messages describe a financial transaction transmitted between the DSS/Order Filler and the Charge Processor.

The DSS/Order Filler verifies that the procedure has been completed.

The Charge Processor receives patient demographics, account information, etc. for ADT/Patient Registration. The Charge Processor also receives the posted charges and serves as a component of the financial system.

In HL7 messaging, the trigger events for a DFT message include:

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

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7 Responses to What Is a DFT Message?

  1. uma May 7, 2007 at 3:30 am #

    good information

  2. rahul August 23, 2012 at 7:34 am #

    good

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