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  • Reply To: Common UCUM values
    It does help, Pam. thanks for your time.  the issue I have is that we are working on a generic AI that is a client for multiple systems.  so having each partner system submit a list of acceptable values is at best cumbersome.  Tell me about this ‘qualifier domain’ is that a SNOMEDCT thing or […]
  • Reply To: Common UCUM values
    Hello Dr. Hollington, It certainly is a related question.  Where UCUM would describe units for the numeric values crossing to your database, SNOMED CT is expected to describe non-numeric values.  The Qualifier domain contains descriptions for non-numeric answers, such as negative, positive, equivocal.  Our clients provide a listing of the canned answer values they attach […]

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 […]