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  • Reply To: KUB Related Name
    Hello Renee, Let me try again – you are absolutely correct that the related name KUB should not be associated with all of these AP View x-rays.  Thank you for your report and we are working on a correction for the next release. Best regards, Katy, LOINC Content Developer
  • Reply To: LOINC result value normal range
    Hello.  The LOINC terms are identifiers for the orders and results codes from the local compendium.  The reference range from the performing laboratory should be accompanying the lab value in the OBX portion of the message.  Units of measure should also accompany from the performing laboratory, although you will find example UCUM units on the quantitative terms […]

Strong Interest in Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs

INITIAL REGISTRATION ACTIVITIES REVEAL STRONG INTEREST IN MEDICARE AND MEDICAID EHR INCENTIVE PROGRAMS […]

ONC FAQs

ONC Publishes FAQs on Meaningful Use, EHR Certification Criteria

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT recently posted a set of answers to 20 frequently asked questions about its incentive program for the “meaningful use” of electronic health records, Government Health IT reports

Download all 20 Questions and Answers [PDF – 79 KB]

Question [9-10-001-1]: What certification criteria will ONC-ATCBs use to certify EHR technology for purposes of the “deeming” provision of the Physician Self-Referral Prohibition and Anti-Kickback Electronic Health Record (EHR) Exception and Safe Harbor Final Rules? Question [9-10-002-1]: If my EHR technology is capable of submitting batch files to an immunization registry using the adopted standards (HL7 2.3.1 or 2.5.1 and CVX), is that sufficient for demonstrating compliance with the certification criterion specified at 45 CFR 170.302(k)? Question [9-10-003-1]: In the “Initial Set of Standards, Implementation Specifications, and Certification Criteria for Electronic Health Record Technology” Final Rule published on July […]