6.17 Aiding Human Readability

Messages created in accordance with this standard are produced so that they can be ingested and processed automatically. However, when establishing a new data feed as well as for error handling during normal operation it may be helpful for humans to be able read a Claim Detail Message or Claim Detail Discrepancy Notification.

It is therefore recommended, for each Record Type used in a Message created in accordance with this standard, to include a Record that provide Cell “headings” for that Record once. The first Cell of such Records is populated with the relevant Record Type and shall be preceded by a hash symbol (“#”) in accordance with Clause 6.8.

Note: if such headings are over-used and/or repeated too often, they could unnecessarily inflate the file size.