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Wed, February, 1st 2023


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Unacceptable principal diagnosis codes

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Is there a way to load unacceptable principal diagnosis in Cerner powerchart to prevent order entry of such diagnosis.
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What would you define as an 'unacceptable' principle diagnosis? Is the list large? While I am unsure on filtering the diagnosis codes while ordering, it may be possible to use an EKM rule to do a synchronous check of the provider entered diagnosis code to ensure that it is acceptable.

What would happen, if the diagnosis code is not considered an 'acceptable' one then a window will display and notify the provider that a different diagnosis code needs to be entered in order to  Read the order. It would prevent the order from being placed with that diagnosis code.

I have never set this specific scenario up myself but have with radiology order entry selection for the reason for exam. Show less...