This file contains a set of nationally defined procedures for use in the Event Capture software. These procedures are necessary for data collection in DSS that are not represented in the CPT file (#81). These procedures were defined by the Decision Support System (DSS) Program Office or its designee. Entries in this file are standard procedures that should not be edited or deleted. Options exist within the Event Capture Management Menu that provide users the tools to add locally recognized procedures to this file. These local entries will be added, by the using the Event Capture software, at internal entry number above 90,000. This file should NOT be modified directly using VA FileMan.
.01name(+)0;1FREE TEXTBThis field contains the name of the procedure for this entry. A national procedure name cannot be edited or deleted. A local procedure name can be modified using the tools provided on the Event Capture Management Menu within the Event Capture software.
1national number(+)0;2FREE TEXTEThis field contains the national number for this procedure. The national number is distributed with the national entries. If you add a procedure locally, you should define a unique national number for your local procedure. The first character must be an uppercase alpha character followed by 4 alphanumeric characters.
2inactive date0;3DATE-TIMEThis field contains the inactive date for this procedure. National procedures will be determined inactive by the Decision Support System (DSS) Program Office and updated with subsequent releases of the Event Capture software. Options within the Event Capture Management Menu provide users the ability to inactivate any locally defined procedures. These local inactive procedures may be reactivated for use in the Event Capture software. You can reactivate an inactive procedure by entering an "@" at the date prompt using the Activate/Inactivate Local Procedures option.
3synonym0;4FREE TEXTCThis field contains the synonym for this procedure. Synonym is the locally recognized name for this procedure.
4cpt0;5POINTER81The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code equivalent for this national or local procedure.

Referenced by 2 types

  1. EC EVENT CODE SCREENS (720.3) -- procedure
  2. EVENT CAPTURE PATIENT (721) -- procedure