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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.
Last modified on Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:50

What’s new for the 2019 ICD-10-CM

Here are the highlights from the upcoming fiscal year 2019 edition (effective October 1st, 2018):
Last modified on Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:27
Parentheses, brackets and braces – called “enclosing glyphs” – are used in LOINC® for different purposes.
Last modified on Wednesday, 29 August 2018 18:22
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.
Last modified on Friday, 31 August 2018 16:54
The LOINC Document Ontology was developed to identify, characterize, and organize documents exchanged between healthcare systems.
Last modified on Wednesday, 05 September 2018 11:13
Many laboratory test panels include an expert review for overall interpretation as one of the results returned.
Last modified on Wednesday, 02 May 2018 11:22
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.
Last modified on Tuesday, 08 May 2018 10:25
The ampersand character (&) used in normal everyday grammar is shorthand for the word and or in Latin “et”.
Last modified on Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:45

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.
Last modified on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:39
Many organizations map between different US procedure coding systems (CPT®, ICD-9-CM, ICD-10-PCS) for multiple use cases.
Last modified on Monday, 07 May 2018 19:47