US Core Implementation Guide
5.0.1 - STU5 Release US

This page is part of the US Core (v5.0.1: STU5) based on FHIR R4. This is the current published version in its permanent home (it will always be available at this URL). For a full list of available versions, see the Directory of published versions

ValueSet: US Core Encounter Type

Official URL: Version: 5.0.1
Active as of 2019-05-21 Computable Name: USCoreEncounterType

Copyright/Legal: 1. This value set includes content from SNOMED CT, which is copyright © 2002+ International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO), and distributed by agreement between IHTSDO and HL7. Implementer use of SNOMED CT is not covered by this agreement.

  1. Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is copyright 2020 American Medical Association. All rights reserved

The type of encounter: a specific code indicating type of service provided. This value set includes codes from SNOMED CT decending from the concept 308335008 (Patient encounter procedure (procedure)) and codes from the Current Procedure and Terminology (CPT) found in the following CPT sections:

  • 99201-99499 E/M - 99500-99600 home health (mainly nonphysician, such as newborn care in home) - 99605-99607 medication management - 98966-98968 non physician telephone services (subscription to AMA Required)


Logical Definition (CLD)

This value set includes codes based on the following rules:



No Expansion for this valueset (Unknown Code System)

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code