Reminder to Use Appropriate Diagnosis Code for Research Orders

May 25, 2022

As a reminder, study teams should not use diagnosis code Z00.6 when entering orders for research participants in MiChart. The Z00.6 diagnosis code cannot be billed to insurance and often results in billing errors for our research participants. Instead, use the actual clinical diagnosis code of the study participant if one exists. If there is no clinical diagnosis (i.e., for a healthy participant) use the general diagnosis code of Z00.00. 

Under special circumstances, only studies identified during the IRB process and communicated to prior to study activation may use the Z00.6 diagnosis code.

To assist our new study team members, an interruptive reminder will be displayed for the next few months when placing orders in MiChart if Z00.6 diagnosis code is associated with any Research orders.