APPOINTMENT DATE is the same as attribute APPOINTMENT DATE.
Usage in the CDS:
The Outpatient (CDS version 6-2 and CDS version 6-3) and Future Outpatient (CDS version 6-2 only) CDS Types use the APPOINTMENT DATE as the "CDS ORIGINATING DATE" as a mandatory requirement of the CDS Bulk/Net Update Protocols, see CDS ACTIVITY DATE.
For the CDS V6-2 Type 021 - Future Outpatient Commissioning Data Set, where no APPOINTMENT DATE is available from the healthcare system, a default date value of 2999-12-31 may be applied. Care must be taken to generate the correct CDS Bulk/Net Update Protocol when using this default value.
When submitting a Referral To Treatment Clock Stop Administrative Event via the CDS V6-2 Type 020 - Outpatient Commissioning Data Set or CDS V6-3 Type 020 - Outpatient Commissioning Data Set , APPOINTMENT DATE is equivalent to the REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD END DATE carried in the record.
This data element is also known by these names: