This option allows entry of multiple procedures on multiple dates for one
***The ECS volume field DOES NOT capture the number of patients seen by
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
or more patient(s). This option does not require the user to exit the
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
option to change dates or procedures for data entry.
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.
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
Then enter patients and information specific to each patient (Ordering
Section, Agent Orange, Associated Clinic, etc.).
** You must answer exposure and service-connected indicators if fields
are not disabled.**
See the User Manual for further details.
You may enter any number of procedure dates and then any number of
After selecting a Procedure, enter the Volume.