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

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.
The LOINC Document Ontology was developed to identify, characterize, and organize documents exchanged between healthcare systems.
Many laboratory test panels include an expert review for overall interpretation as one of the results returned.
In 1970, the (AMA) American Medical Association (AMA) implemented a five-digit code structure (00100-99607) for its Current Procedural Terminology (CPT). However, the codes are not meaningless, random numbers; each section and subsection of CPT are restricted to a subset of the codes, and “grouped” or related appropriately. The nuances of these groupings and special cases are described in this article.
The ampersand character (&) used in normal everyday grammar is shorthand for the word and or in Latin “et”.