Our IDTF is in the process of being purchased by a local hospital. In discussion, I happened to ask how my position of coder would change. What I was told is that I would not be coding any more since the procedure is "coded" when it is scheduled. I asked how this was possible since the scan hasn't even been completed yet. I was told that the hospital uses the order to code outpatient scans, not the report. I questioned that this didn't seem appropriate and was told that it was okay to do it that way. When I mentioned that several of the orders don't even have appropriate diagnoses in the first place (r/o, possible, evaluate for...).