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Tips and how-to articles from the 3M HDD team about various standard and local terminologies.

Increase your LOINC mapping in 2019

The latest release of LOINC (v2.65 Dec 2018) has a few laboratory updates for which you’ll want to check your existing mapping, and it’ll be great to get them done before the next release, anticipated for June 2019.
The challenge in mapping Anatomic Pathology (AP) reports to LOINC comes from interpreting the narrative nature of the AP information system fields that comprise a report and determining component and property attributes in LOINC.

What is a HCPCS level II code?

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

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.

How to contribute to SNOMED CT

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?

What is a Map Set?

What is a map set in our world of medical terminologies?

Mapping Specimens to SNOMED CT

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 2019 ICD-10-CM

Here are the highlights from the upcoming fiscal year 2019 edition (effective October 1st, 2018):
Parentheses, brackets and braces – called “enclosing glyphs” – are used in LOINC® for different purposes.
Now that we’ve gone over the basics required for understanding the LOINC® Document Ontology in June’s tip of the month, let’s talk about how to search for LOINC® documents – which can be difficult.