Transmitting a Unique Device Identifier

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Type Standard / Implementation Specification Standards Process Maturity Implementation Maturity Adoption Level Federally required Cost Test Tool Availability
Rating 1
Implementation Specification
In Development
Rating 1
Limitations, Dependencies, and Preconditions for Consideration Applicable Value Set(s) and Starter Set(s)
  • Per the FDA, Unique Device Identification system will be phased in over several years, with the final compliance date of September, 2020.
  • Compliance date for UDI of implantable, life supporting and life sustaining devices was 9/24/2015.  These data are available at
  • The HL7 Harmonization Pattern for UDIs is currently in development, with the next revision release anticipated in February 2018.
  • See UDI projects in the Interoperability Proving Ground.
  • Feedback requested


NCPDP - Comment

Add the following:

Type-Implementation Specification

Standard Implementation/Specification- NCPDP Product Identifiers Standard Implementation Guide Version 1.4

Standards Process Maturity – Final

Implementation Maturity- Production

Adoption Level – 3

Federally Required – No

Cost – $

Test Tool Availability - No

Regenstrief - Comment

This interoperability need corresponds to a syntax standard, not a terminology standard. As such, it should be moved to the Content/Structure Standards and Implementation Specifications section.

NCPDP Comment

Support of the UDI-DI will be available in the NCPDP SCRIPT Standard Version 2017071 and the NCPDP Telecommunication Standard Version F2. Today, these numbers are reformatted to support the field size limitations.