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Ben Kartchner

Ben Kartchner

Ben Kartchner, RN joined the 3M HDD team in 2019. He has worked as a nurse since 2007 with experience in long term care, skilled nursing facility, home health, and psychiatric facilities with a specialty in Alzheimer’s patient care. He has also been a consulting nurse in Utilization management nurse knowledgeable in ICD-10-CM, CPT and HCPCS coding. Ben has been involved in multiple customer mapping projects using SNOMED CT, ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT, and LOINC, and is also helping to maintain and curate standard and legacy terminologies in the HDD.

 Fun Facts:

If you could be any animal what would it be: dolphin

Three words that describe me: adventurous, cheerful, and easy going

Top choice for next vacation: anywhere that’s warm with a beach, family, and friends

Latest from Ben Kartchner

Maintaining Value Sets using SNOMED CT®

  • Thursday, 18 February 2021 11:38
The HDD has over 6000 value sets; many including SNOMED CT codes that are updated after every release.
If you are new to the world of healthcare terminologies, you will learn quickly that there are many of them, each with its individual terminology model (content structure and organization), area(s) of focus, release schedule and format, language, and other characteristics.