Import Code Systems
Several systems for medical and procedural coding can be imported into Open Dental and then attached to patient information. Coding systems allow a consistent way to organize, index, store, and retrieve clinical data between providers and care sites. EHR must be turned on in Show Features to access this area.
EHR: Some data must be associated with a specific code to be recognized in Measure Calculations, or to show in clinical documents. We recommend importing all code systems. At a minimum, import RxNorms, SNOMED CT, and LOINC codes, since these code systems are used often in EHR data. CPT codes are not required for EHR and must be purchased separately.
- In the Main Menu, click Setup, Chart, EHR, then Code System Importer.
- Click Check for Updates. A list of code systems available for import will list.
Code System: The code system name. A description of each is below.
Current Version: If you have downloaded a coding system, the version downloaded shows.
Available Version: The latest version of the coding system available to download.
Download Status: Indicates the status of download and the number of codes imported.
- Select the code system(s) to import. Click and drag, or press Ctrl while clicking to select multiple systems.
- (optional) To retain previously downloaded code descriptions, check the Keep old descriptions box. To replace old descriptions with new, uncheck the box.
- Click Download Updates.
- If there are licensing agreements, they will display prior to import. Click OK to agree to licensing terms and proceed; click [X] to cancel the import.
It may take a several minutes for the data to download. As the download progresses, the status will show in the Download Status column. When the import is complete, a message will indicate success. The download is not complete until the message shows.
Available Coding Systems
Currently the following coding systems can be downloaded.
||CDC Race and Ethnicity Set.
|Current Procedural Terminology
|Optional for EHR. If used, will show in Clinical Summaries and Summaries of Care (for validation), CQMs. CPT Codes must be purchased from the American Medical Association Store separately in data file format. If you have purchased the file, click OK to locate the file on your computer. See CPT Codes
|Vaccine data export
||Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
|Procedure Codes, CQMs
||International Classification of Diseases 9th revision
|Procedures, Problems, Claims, Drug-Problem interaction checks, CQMs, Syndromic Surveillance
||International Classification of Diseases 10th revision
|Procedures, Problems, Syndromic Surveillance, Clinical Summaries, Summaries of Care, Claims, CQMs
||Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes
|CQMs, Laboratory Orders, Radiology Orders, Clinical Summaries, Summaries of Care, Syndromic Surveillance, Vaccines (validation)
||A normalized naming system for generic and branded drugs.
||391275 codes 34.9MB
||Medications (every medication should be associated with an RxNorm), Prescriptions, CQMs
||Systemized Nomenclature of Medication Clinical Terms
||Problems (every problem should be attached to a SNOMED CT code), CQMs, Procedures (Medical tab)
||Systems of Payment.
|CQMs. See Payor Types.
||Unified Code for Units of Measure.
|CQMs, Laboratory Orders, Syndromic Surveillance, Vaccines