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§170.207 Vocabulary standards for representing electronic health information. The Secretary adopts the following code sets, terminology, and nomenclature as the vocabulary standards for the purpose of representing electronic health information.

(a) Problems.

(1) Standard. The code set specified at 45 CFR 162.1002(a)(1) for the indicated conditions.

(2) Standard. International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT®) July 2009 version (incorporated by reference in §170.299).

(b) Procedures. (1) Standard. The code set specified at 45 CFR 162.1002(a)(2).

(2) Standard. The code set specified at 45 CFR 162.1002(a)(5).

(c) Laboratory test results. Standard. Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC®) version 2.27, when such codes were received within an electronic transaction from a laboratory (incorporated by reference in §170.299).

(d) Medications. Standard. Any source vocabulary that is included in RxNorm, a standardized nomenclature for clinical drugs produced by the United States National Library of Medicine.

(e) Immunizations. Standard. HL7 Standard Code Set CVX - Vaccines Administered, July 30, 2009 version (incorporated by reference in §170.299).

(f) Race and Ethnicity. Standard. The Office of Management and Budget Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity, Statistical Policy Directive No. 15, October 30, 1997 (available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/rewrite/fedreg/ombdir15.html).

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