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September is Sepsis Awareness Month

  • Friday, 13 September 2019 09:25
September 13 is World Sepsis Day and the whole month of September is filled with campaigns designed to help both the public and healthcare facilities recognize sepsis symptoms and seek help faster
The Regenstrief Institute released version 2.66 of the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) on June 21st this year.

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. 

How to contribute to SNOMED CT

  • Wednesday, 12 December 2018 09:47
Have you been searching for a concept in SNOMED CT only to realize it simply isn’t there, or have you found duplicated concepts that need to be corrected?
The September 2018 Health Level 7 (HL7) international working group meeting was held in Baltimore, Maryland and was packed full of user tutorials and learning sessions.

What is a Map Set?

  • Wednesday, 14 November 2018 13:22
What is a map set in our world of medical terminologies?
Recently, my family took me to an Emergency Room when I suddenly lost my sense of touch on the left side of my face.

What’s new for the 2019 ICD-10-CM

  • Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:39
Here are the highlights from the upcoming fiscal year 2019 edition (effective October 1st, 2018):

Mapping Specimens to SNOMED CT

  • Wednesday, 03 October 2018 15:06
Accurate deciphering of a medical laboratory specimen is crucial to the correct set up of the media/instrument prior to testing.

What’s new for the 2018 ICD-10-CM

  • Wednesday, 04 October 2017 14:13
The fiscal year 2018 edition (effective October 1st, 2017) has fewer changes than the previous year’s update, but the revisions are useful and highly anticipated. Here are the highlights: