Limited Data Set Policy Term Definition

A subset of protected health information (PHI) that excludes the direct identifiers listed below. All the direct identifiers listed below must be removed for the individual and relatives, employers, or household members of the individual.

  1. Names;
  2. Postal address information, other than town or city, state, and zip code;
  3. Telephone numbers;
  4. Fax numbers;
  5. Electronic mail addresses;
  6. Social security numbers;
  7. Medical record numbers;
  8. Health plan beneficiary numbers;
  9. Account numbers;
  10. Certificate/license numbers;
  11. Vehicle identifiers and serial numbers, including license plate numbers;
  12. Device identifiers and serial numbers;
  13. Web Universal Resource Locators (URLs);
  14. Internet Protocol (IP) address numbers;
  15. Biometric identifiers, including finger and voice prints; and
  16. Full face photographic images and any comparable images.