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

SNOMED CT Browser Hacks

Who doesn’t love a good hack to make your life easier? We’ve published tips of the month regarding the SNOMED CT terminology (Hierarchy & Structure and Using the Correct Domain) but here are some hacks for the SNOMED International SNOMED CT browser to help you get to what you need.
Many organizations map between different US procedure coding systems (CPT®, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-PCS) for multiple use cases.