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by E. Lamb
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Jurisdiction definition of "urgent care [ambulatory] setting" or "urgent ca 2 R. Thomas Hi Rich, the Urgent Care group had discussed your question of the definition of urgent care and urgent care setting. Please find Dave's summary of the conversation here: https://www.healthsurveillance.org/forums_engagement/Posts.aspx?topic=1435344.
by C. Tong
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
IPPS Proposed Rule - Summary Slides for PH Data Reporting 1 E. Austin Thank You!
by K. Collier
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
ICD tools/resources 1 N. Close Natasha, I also mainly use icd10data. CMS tends to have good updates on the latest codes and changes. Those files can be found here: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/2018-ICD-10-CM-and-GEMs.html
by Z. Stein
Friday, March 9, 2018
patient name and local jurisdiction requirements 2 D. Trepanier Virginia follows the same practice that Rosa mentioned above when collecting syndromic surveillance data re: patient name. Patient Name (PID-5) cannot be empty by HL7 standards so we instruct them to use | ~^^^^^^S| as outlined in the syndormic surveillance implementation guide as we do not want them to send the literal patient name.
by E. Austin
Monday, October 16, 2017
ICD9 required in syndromic surveillance systems 6 S. Dearth In Colorado North Central Region, we are using ICD 10 and we are no longer seeing ICD-9 coming in from our hospitals here. 
by Y. Chen (Steering Committee Member)
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Jurisdictions with Required Syndromic Reporting 6 E. Austin Yes, thank you from NJ, too. We have attempted to work on the language but I think we're going to need a broader push to engage stakeholders in the discussion. For now, we have all but one facility sending data voluntarily so we're not impatient. BUT, if we at some point are unable to continue state-level support of the connections in place, this could be a bigger issue. Thanks to all for the various resources and guidance! Teresa
by T. Hamby
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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