This option allows you to enter a single procedure for multiple patients
** Procedures being passed to PCE must have an active Associated
Clinic. Procedures being passed to PCE in association with an OOS DSS
unit do not require a clinic to be selected, it will automatically
be assigned when the entry is added.**
After selecting a Procedure, enter the Volume.
***The ECS volume field DOES NOT capture the number of patients seen by
as a batch entry.
Volume is usually associated with the number of procedures performed.
The volume field can be used to record and track 3 different values:
1. Number of Procedures: When a selected procedure code CONTAINS inherent
time elements (such as "30M Massage Therapy") then a volume of one is
usually entered, meaning 1 of this specific procedure/service was
2. Time: Amount of time shown in increments of minutes (M). When a
selected procedure code DOES NOT have inherent time elements THEN the
volume field is used to capture the time spent completing the
procedure/service: 1 = 15M, 2 = 30M, 3= 45M
3. Days: Number of days patient was in VA paid facilities such as State
Home, DOM, or a Nursing Home. When entering workload for a patient in a
VA-Paid facility, volume of 1 means 1 day, 2 means 2 days, etc.
** If only one or no Category is defined for the specified DSS Unit, you
NOTE: It is imperative to understand and keep track of the values you are
entering in the volume field and what they represent for the patients you
After you verify that the procedure information is correct, enter the
first Patient. When you finish entering data for the first patient,
click the Add button and repeat until all Patients are entered.
** You must answer exposure and service-connected indicators if fields
cannot edit Category.**
are not disabled.**
Use the View button to ensure all data has been entered before completing
the entry by clicking the OK button.
** If only one Procedure is defined in the DSS Unit, the Procedure field
will be populated. **