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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: 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:

Generated Narrative: CodeSystem v2-0276


This code system defines the following properties for its concepts

status status http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#status code Status of the concept
deprecated deprecated http://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/utg-concept-properties#v2-table-deprecated code Version 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 hierarchy:

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


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