The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a preview version of a SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CM map to automatically generate ICD-10-CM codes from clinical data entered into electronic health records (EHRs).

This interesting information was found on Government Health IT in their article, “Federal government releases SNOMED to ICD-10 map.” SNOMED-CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms) is a terminology designed to capture clinical information during a patient encounter for entry into an EHR. This version maps 7,277 SNOMED-CT concepts, and the full version that has about 15,000 concepts is scheduled for release in June.

I’m not sure how the ICD-10 delay impacts their progress. It has caused some confusion and concern on the part of healthcare organizations. They have invested large amounts of money into something that no one is sure will happen and when.

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