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April 30, 2014
Carl Natale

How SNOMED-CT fits into the ICD-10 transition

While we're debating a new ICD-10 deadline, let's take a break to revisit SNOMED-CT. Mostly because the delay renews the ICD-11 advocates, and ICD-11 is supposed to be based on SNOMED-CT. What is...
October 16, 2013
Carl Natale

How SNOMED-CT can have a role in ICD-10 implementation

ICD-10 coding and SNOMED-CT are two very different systems yet they can work well together, according to some healthcare professionals. First let's understand SNOMED-CT. The Systematized...
May 09, 2013
Carl Natale

Why physicians need to understand classification systems

I'm not sure what else needs to be said about SNOMED-CT as a classification system. [See also: Why SNOMED cannot replace the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets] But Ron Mills has found quite a bit to say about...
February 18, 2013
Carl Natale

Why SNOMED cannot replace the ICD-10-CM/PCS code sets

I'm not a fan of the American Medical Association's (AMA) quest for an ICD-10 alternative because I don't believe they're serious. But I hope they don't take Jon Handler's idea to abandon ICD-10...
September 12, 2012
Carl Natale

Why SNOMED is not an alternative to ICD-10 coding

Let's take a quick look at SNOMED CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine--Clinical Terms). It was created by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) to represent medical terminology in...
March 29, 2012
Carl Natale

Subsequent Encounters: Revisiting a common misconception in ICD-10 codes

A couple weeks ago I wrote about what subsequent encounter means as written in the ICD-10 code set. I quoted Patrick Zummo's analysis of turtle injuries and subsequent ecounters: "One of the...
March 15, 2012
Carl Natale

ICD-10 Terminology: Subsequent encounters with a common misunderstanding

I'm sorry if you already know this. But there are a lot of smart people who don't understand a fundamental term in the ICD-10 code set. I found an example of it in an interview with Silvia Senes,...