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Patient Administration Work Group Maturity Level: 3Trial Use Use Context: Any

This is a value set defined by the FHIR project.


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This value set defines a set of codes that can be used to indicate how an individual participates in an encounter.

Committee:Patient Administration Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.3.250 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This value set is used in the following places:

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:

This value set excludes codes based on the following rules:


This expansion generated 28 May 2022

This value set contains 12 concepts

  ADM practitioner who is responsible for admitting a patient to a patient encounter.
  ATND practitioner that has responsibility for overseeing a patient's care during a patient encounter.
  CALLBCK contactA person or organization who should be contacted for follow-up questions about the act in place of the author.
  CON advisor participating in the service by performing evaluations and making recommendations.
  DIS practitioner who is responsible for the discharge of a patient from a patient encounter.
  ESC with Transportation services. A person who escorts the patient.
  REF person having referred the subject of the service to the performer (referring physician). Typically, a referring physician will receive a report.
  SPRF performerA person assisting in an act through his substantial presence and involvement This includes: assistants, technicians, associates, or whatever the job titles may be.
  PPRF performerThe principal or primary performer of the act.
  PART that the target of the participation is involved in some manner in the act, but does not qualify how.
  translator translator who is facilitating communication with the patient during the encounter.
  emergency person to be contacted in case of an emergency during the encounter.


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