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Have you ever come home after a long day’s work and after looking in the refrigerator and pantry wondered, “What should I make for dinner?”
The FY2020 ICD-10-CM (version 37) will come into effect October 1, 2019. Most of the changes involve adding specificity to existing FY2019 codes
You’ve heard the saying that “anything is possible”. Whether you fully buy into this adage or not – this may actually make terminology work difficult.

Keeping up with the Standards

  • Thursday, 31 October 2019 12:03
Chances are, whatever medical department you work in there are terminology standards with regularly scheduled updates.
The six attributes of a LOINC code are component, property, timing, system, scale and method.
The year 2019 marks the 250th anniversary since the Scottish physician and professor, William Cullen, published the book “Synopsis Nosologiae Methodicae”. He, and other pioneers in the field of nosology, made it easier for physicians to classify diseases and diagnose patients’ ailments as well as promote early tracking of health outcomes.

What is a HCPCS level II code?

  • Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:40
The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) was established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 1983. HCPCS used to stand for HCFA Common Procedure Coding System when CMS used to be the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) prior to June 14, 2001. 

Understanding LOINC® Groups

  • Thursday, 03 January 2019 11:31
The LOINC® groups project by the Regenstrief Institute aims to give you a flexible, extensible, and computable mechanism for rolling up groups of LOINC codes for various purposes.