Per VHA Directive 2005-044, this file has been "locked down" by Data Standardization (DS). The file definition (i.e. data dictionary) shall not be modified. All additions, changes and deletions to entries in the file shall be done by Enterprise Reference Terminology (ERT) using the Master File Server (MFS), provided by Common Services (CS). Creating and/or editing locally defined fields in the file are not permitted. Use of locally defined fields that were created prior to the VHA Directive's 2005-044 effective date shall not be supported. This file is a table of country codes that are used by the Messaging System when building message header segments. This file should not be modified locally.
.01code(+)0;1FREE TEXTBThe three-character alpha identifying code. The alpha 3 code for the USA is "USA".
1.1numeric code(+)SDS;1FREE TEXTThe three-digit numeric identifying code. The numeric code for the USA is "840".
1.2fips code(+)SDS;2FREE TEXTThe code assigned to this nation by US Government standard FIPS 10-4. The FIPS code for the USA is "US".
1.3postal nameSDS;3FREE TEXTCThe name used as the destination country for mail sent from the United States to this country.
2description(+)0;2FREE TEXT
99.98master entry for vuid(+)VUID;2BOOLEAN0:NO
This field identifies the Master entry for a VUID associated with a Term/Concept.
99.99vuid(+)VUID;1FREE TEXTAVUIDVHA Unique ID (VUID). A unique meaningless integer assigned to reference terms VHA wide.
99.991effective date/timeTERMSTATUS;0MULTIPLE779.00409Describes the pair Status and Effective Date/Time for each reference term.

Referenced by 6 types

  1. PATIENT (2) -- country, temporary address country, confidential addr country
  2. IVM ADDRESS CHANGE LOG (301.7) -- prior country
  3. HCS REVIEW TRANSMISSION (356.22) -- country
  4. HEALTH CARE CLAIM RFAI (277) (368) -- payer resp contact country [d]
  5. ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE (430) -- tcsp country code
  6. HL7 APPLICATION PARAMETER (771) -- country code