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At a glance: Medical coding system updates for 2020-2021

Every set of standardized clinical terminology has routine adjustments and updates. For some, there are annual revisions and for others, changes happen multiple times a year. Then, there are the medical coding terms that need to be added off-cycle. Having trouble keeping up? We’re here to help.

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At a glance: Medical coding system updates for 2020-2021

Every set of standardized clinical terminology has routine adjustments and updates. For some, there are annual revisions and for others, changes happen multiple times a year. Then, there are the medical coding terms that need to be added off-cycle. Having trouble keeping up? We’re here to help.

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How the past informs the present: Lessons learned from prior outbreaks

When the medical community encountered the Zika virus outbreak in 2015, IMO was ready to help with new terminology to document the disease. We learned some lessons in that situation – ones that are helping guide our response to the current novel coronavirus pandemic. IMO VP of Global Clinical Services, Steven Rube, MD, explains our past and current responses to these crises, and talks about how what we learned in 2015 is informing our efforts now.

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Clinical terminology in a time of uncertainty

In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, updates to COVID-19 coding guidelines, terms, and names are important for patient care, but challenging to manage. IMO’s clinical, product, and coding experts break down how COVID-19 terms have been developed and explain how IMO can help providers by taking terminology concerns off of their plates.

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Interoperability, information blocking, and the coming data tsunami

Increased interoperability – specifically, the sharing of electronic health data between systems – can be an enormous help for clinicians. But as new federal rules are put into action, clinicians may soon be facing too much of a good thing. Download our latest white paper for more on the coming “data tsunami.”

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Understanding the architecture of IMO Precision Sets

In medicine, value sets are key to identifying populations of interest. But without knowing who builds them – and how – it can be hard to trust their accuracy. Learn how IMO is taking on value sets – from scope definition, to architecture, to ongoing maintenance.

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IMO to release free COVID-19 terminology content and value sets

With the unprecedented global outbreak of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, it’s crucial that we all do our part to help. At IMO, that means ensuring clinicians can easily identify and monitor COVID-19 patients using the most up-to-date terms for EHR documentation. IMO’s CEO Ann Barnes describes our new offerings, available free of charge on March 26.

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