This feature is available to administrators that have the "Study type management" permission.
Study types can be defined within the OnePacs system, such that interpreted cases can be classified and billed for, or reimbursed, appropriately.
When a study type is created, a global name for the study type is defined. Study types can be associated with a study by any of the following mechanisms:
- automatically via post-processing rules
- selected by a technician or radiology assistant when confirming the study
- selected by the radiologist when completing the report.
According to how the facility is configured, this step may be required, optional, or not available.
The global billing name should be the most general name applicable to the study in question across all serviced facilities, such as “CT Abdomen - Three phase liver”.
Extra matching tokens can be entered optionally to match various fields like study description to highlight certain study types for quicker selection.
Shared standard report texts can optionally be associated with a study type. This can enter the associated standard report text if the study type is selected for the study either during confirmation or when the radiologist is completing the report.
A study type may be hidden by default for special cases. Additionally, study types may be hidden at the facility level in Admin → Study Fees. If study types are hidden for the facility either by default or specifically for the facility it will not be applied via post processing rules.
If a study has been linked to a study, the study type cannot be deleted. Use the deactivate feature to deactivate the study type instead. Deactivated study types will also be hidden. When a study type is deactivated, it configuration is no longer available and will be replaced for facility defaults, post processing rules, and in study type sets. Associated billing fees is not deleted, but hidden when a study type is deleted. Facility users will not see deactivated study types unless the study type was previously selected. (old studies)