Document Type - Physician Authorization

Document Type - Physician Authorization requires physician approval via signature in order to continue patient care and typically contains a space for "Physician Signature." This feature allows the user to view, modify or delete physician authorization. The feature also allows user to add or view a list of action notes for a specific physician.

Physician Authorization
Requires physician signature for approval to continue patient care and typically contains a space for 'Physician Signature.'

Approval may be required by insurance companies to continue with specific medications or equipment, or to continue care from a specialist or nursing home. Requests for provider confirmation of awareness of patient admission to a hospital can also be found here. By default, physician authorization documents are created in an open status.

Physician Authorization – Care Plan Oversight: Documentation submitted by visiting nurses, physical therapists, rehabilitation facilities, etc., regarding plans of action for patients.
Typically requires a physician's signature or approval and needs to be faxed to the sending facility.

Note: Subclassification is not necessary for this document class.

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Get action notes for given physician authorization
GET
/v1/{practiceid}/documents/physicianauth/{physicianauthid}/actions

Retrieves action notes information for a specific provider authorization

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Input Parameters

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practiceid integer practiceid
physicianauthid integer physicianauthid
limit integer Number of entries to return (default 1500, max 5000)
offset integer Starting point of entries; 0-indexed

Output Parameters

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actionnote string The action notes that are attached to the document.
assignedto string This field will describe who was assigned this document during this document action.
createdby string The username of the person that created this document action.
createddatetime string The datetime this action note was created.
patientid integer The patient ID this document is tied to.
priority integer Priority given for this document action.
status string Status given for this document action.
Example Code
Create new action notes for given physician authorization
POST
/v1/{practiceid}/documents/physicianauth/{physicianauthid}/actions

Creates an action note for a specific physician authorization

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Input Parameters

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practiceid integer practiceid
physicianauthid integer physicianauthid
Content-Type string Content type of the payload

Output Parameters

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errormessage string If there was an error with this call and SUCCESS is set to false, this field may provide additional information.
newdocumentid string The document ID of newly created document as a result of action of Deny-New Prescription To Follow (DNTF).
success string Returns true if the update was a success.
versiontoken string A token representing the current state of this document. Will only be set if VERSIONTOKEN was originally sent to the endpoint.
Example Code
Get list of physician authorizations for given patient
GET
/v1/{practiceid}/patients/{patientid}/documents/physicianauth

Retrieves a list of physician authorization document information for a specific patient

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Input Parameters

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practiceid integer practiceid
patientid integer patientid
showdeleted boolean By default, deleted documents are not listed. Set to list these.
status string The status of the task to filter document results.
departmentid integer The athenaNet department id.
encounterid integer Show only documents attached to this encounter.
documentsubclass string The document subclass to filter document results.
limit integer Number of entries to return (default 1500, max 5000)
offset integer Starting point of entries; 0-indexed

Output Parameters

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appointmentid integer The appointment ID for this document
assignedto string Person the document is assigned to
clinicalproviderid integer The ID of the clinical provider associated with this clinical document. Clinical providers are a master list of providers throughout the country. These include providers as well as radiology centers, labs and pharmacies.
createddate string Date the document was created. Please use createddatetime instead.
createddatetime string Date/Time (ISO 8601) the document was created
deleteddatetime string Date/time (ISO 8601) the document was deleted
departmentid string Department for the document
documentclass string Class of document
documentdescription string Description of the document type
documentroute string Explains method by which the document was entered into the AthenaNet (INTERFACE (digital), FAX, etc.)
documentsubclass string Specific type of document
documenttypeid integer A specific document type identifier.
encounterid string Encounter ID
externalaccessionid string The external accession ID for this document. Format depends on the system the ID belongs to.
externalnote string External note for the patient.
faxnumber string The phone number to use to call back the patient.
internalaccessionid string The internal accession ID for this document. Format depends on the system the ID belongs to.
internalnote string The 'Internal Note' attached to this document
lastmodifieddatetime string Date/time (ISO 8601) the document was last modified
observationdate string
physicianauthid integer The primary key for physician authorization documents
priority string Document priority, when available. 1 is high, 2 is normal. Some labs use other numbers or characters that are lab-specific.
providerid integer Provider ID for this document
status string Status of the document
subject string Subject of the document
tietoorderid integer Order ID of the order this document is tied to, if any
Example Code
Add a physician authorization document.
POST
/v1/{practiceid}/patients/{patientid}/documents/physicianauth

Physician authorization document.

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Input Parameters

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practiceid integer practiceid
patientid integer patientid
Content-Type string Content type of the payload

Output Parameters

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errormessage string If the operation failed, this will contain an error message.
physicianauthid integer The document ID of the new or modified document.
success string Returns true/false if the operation was successful.
Example Code
Get selected physician authorization
GET
/v1/{practiceid}/patients/{patientid}/documents/physicianauth/{physicianauthid}

Retrieves a physician authorization document record for a specific patient

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Input Parameters

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practiceid integer practiceid
physicianauthid integer physicianauthid
patientid integer patientid

Output Parameters

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actionnote string The most recent action note for a document
appointmentid integer The appointment ID for this document
assignedto string Person the document is assigned to
clinicalproviderid integer The ID of the clinical provider associated with this clinical document. Clinical providers are a master list of providers throughout the country. These include providers as well as radiology centers, labs and pharmacies.
createddate string Date the document was created. Please use createddatetime instead.
createddatetime string Date/Time (ISO 8601) the document was created
deleteddatetime string Date/time (ISO 8601) the document was deleted
departmentid string Department for the document
documentclass string Class of document
documentdescription string Description of the document type
documentroute string Explains method by which the document was entered into the AthenaNet (INTERFACE (digital), FAX, etc.)
documentsource string Explains where this document originated.
documentsubclass string Specific type of document
documenttypeid integer A specific document type identifier.
encounterid string Encounter ID
externalaccessionid string The external accession ID for this document. Format depends on the system the ID belongs to.
externalnote string External note for the patient.
faxnumber string The phone number to use to call back the patient.
internalaccessionid string The internal accession ID for this document. Format depends on the system the ID belongs to.
internalnote string The 'Internal Note' attached to this document
lastmodifieddatetime string Date/time (ISO 8601) the document was last modified
observationdatetime string Date/time the observation was taken
pages array An array of image pages associated with this document.
physicianauthid integer The primary key for physician authorization documents
priority string Document priority, when available. 1 is high, 2 is normal. Some labs use other numbers or characters that are lab-specific.
providerid integer Provider ID for this document
status string Status of the document
subject string Subject of the document
tietoorderid integer Order ID of the order this document is tied to, if any
Example Code
Update selected physician authorization
PUT
/v1/{practiceid}/patients/{patientid}/documents/physicianauth/{physicianauthid}

Retrieves a specific physician authorization document information

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Input Parameters

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practiceid integer practiceid
physicianauthid integer physicianauthid
patientid integer patientid
Content-Type string Content type of the payload

Output Parameters

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errormessage string If the operation failed, this will contain an error message.
physicianauthid integer The document ID of the new or modified document.
success string Returns true/false if the operation was successful.
Example Code
Delete selected physician authorization
DELETE
/v1/{practiceid}/patients/{patientid}/documents/physicianauth/{physicianauthid}

Deletes the record of a specific physician authorization

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Input Parameters

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practiceid integer practiceid
physicianauthid integer physicianauthid
patientid integer patientid

Output Parameters

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errormessage string If the operation failed, this will contain an error message.
physicianauthid integer The document ID of the new or modified document.
success string Returns true/false if the operation was successful.
Example Code
Get page from physician authorization document
GET
/v1/{practiceid}/patients/{patientid}/documents/physicianauth/{physicianauthid}/pages/{pageid}

Retrieves a specific page from the specific physician authorization document of the patient

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Input Parameters

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practiceid integer practiceid
pageid integer pageid
physicianauthid integer physicianauthid
patientid integer patientid
filesize string The file size of the document being requested.

Output Parameters

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attachment string The image of the page in jpeg format.
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