Most healthcare professionals are familiar with CPT, HCPCS and ICD-9/ICD-10 codes and understand their roles in meeting Meaningful Use and coding requirements. But what about the Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)? LOINC is a code system for identifying laboratory and clinical observations that has only recently gained greater visibility in healthcare organizations.
LOINC plays an important role in meeting Meaningful Use requirements. Going forward, it will be the commonly accepted terminology for lab and other test results as providers begin to exchange larger volumes of information across organizational boundaries.
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