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CodeSystem: appointmentReason

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0276 Version: 2.0.0
Active as of 2019-12-01 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: AppointmentReason
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.18.169

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Code system of concepts used to describe the kind of appointment or the reason why an appointment has been scheduled. Used in HL7 Version 2.x messaging in the ARQ segment.

Underlying Master Code System for V2 table 0276 (Appointment reason codes)

This Code system is referenced in the content logical definition of the following value sets:


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

statushttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#statuscodeStatus of the concept
deprecatedhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecatedcodeVersion of HL7 in which the code was deprecated


This case-sensitive code system http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v2-0276 defines the following codes in a Is-A heirarchy:

ROUTINE Routine appointment - default if not valuedRoutine appointment - default if not valued
WALKIN A previously unscheduled walk-in visitA previously unscheduled walk-in visit
CHECKUP A routine check-up, such as an annual physicalA routine check-up, such as an annual physical
FOLLOWUP A follow up visit from a previous appointmentA follow up visit from a previous appointment
EMERGENCY Emergency appointmentEmergency appointment


2023-11-14reviseMarc DuteauTSMGAdd standard copyright and contact to internal content; up-476
2020-05-06reviseTed KleinVocabulary WGMigrated to the UTG maintenance environment and publishing tooling.