Release 5 Preview #2 Code System

Patient Administration Work Group Maturity Level: 1Draft Use Context: Any

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:
Title:Organization Affiliation Role

This example value set defines a set of codes that can be used to indicate the role of one Organization in relation to another.

Committee:Patient Administration Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.881 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: Organization Affiliation Role (This example value set defines a set of codes that can be used to indicate the role of one Organization in relation to another.)

This code system defines the following codes:

provider Provider
agency AgencyAn organization such as a public health agency, community/social services provider, etc.
research ResearchAn organization providing research-related services such as conducting research, recruiting research participants, analyzing data, etc.
payer PayerAn organization providing reimbursement, payment, or related services
diagnostics DiagnosticsAn organization providing diagnostic testing/laboratory services
supplier SupplierAn organization that provides medical supplies (e.g. medical devices, equipment, pharmaceutical products, etc.)
HIE/HIO HIE/HIOAn organization that facilitates electronic clinical data exchange between entities
member MemberA type of non-ownership relationship between entities (encompasses partnerships, collaboration, joint ventures, etc.)


See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. See Code System for further information.
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code