Default Encounter Code
Set a default encounter code before your EHR reporting period to automatically generate a EHR Encounters (based on the code) every time a procedure is set complete. Encounters affect the denominator of Clinical Quality Measures. If you do not select a default code (none) no encounters will be created, and CQM values will be zero.
To select a recommended code, click the dropdown and select it.
To select a different code (SNOMED CT, CDT, CPT, or HCPCS), click the corresponding button, then select the code. Codes must downloaded before they can be selected. See Importing Code Systems. Note that if you choose a code not in the recommended list, patients may not be included in CQM calculations if the code does not qualify.
If you select none, EHR Encounters will not be automatically generated. You must do it manually.
Only one encounter per date/patient/provider combination will be generated. So if a patient has procedures completed on one day, one by a dentist and one by a hygienist, an encounter will be generated for each provider. Also see Default Pregnancy Code.