Dx Priority

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Data Element (edit)
Field Name: Dx Priority
CCMDB Label: not stated
CCMDB tab: ICD10
Table: L ICD10 table
Data type: number
Length: single
Program: Med and CC
Created/Raw: Raw
Start Date: 1988-07-11
End Date: 2300-01-01
Sort Index: 7

The priority of an ICD10 diagnosis, used to rank and group.

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Legacy implementation right in the table

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The Dx_Priority is coded as part of the ICD10 collection for admit, acquired and comorbid DX codes.

Only one of the Admit Diagnoses with the lowest Dx Priority must have the Dx Primary checkbox checked.

The number could be anything, e.g. the lowest might be 0.9. Using decimal numbers can be helpful in re-ranking diagnoses as more information becomes available.

Example of adjusting priorities   

You initially coded three dxs as priority 1, 2 and 3. Then the you realize that the dx with priority 2 is actually the more important one. You change it to 0.5, so now the priorities are 0.5, 1, 3 and 0.5 is the lowest, so can be used with Dx Primary.

The priority is also used to group combined ICD10 codes.

DX Priority for Comorbid DX's

See: Comorbid_Diagnosis#Dx_Priority

Cross Checks

Data Integrity Checks (automatic list)

Query check dx primary lowest priorityCCMDB.accdbimplemented
Query check ICD10 unfilledCCMDB.accdbimplemented
Query check CCI Component duplicatesCCMDB.accdbimplemented
Query check CCI Picklist duplicatesCCMDB.accdbimplemented

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