SNOMED, ICD-10 & CPT
PathHub software incorporates Snomed, ICD-10 and CPT codes
Snomed - Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine, is a universal, structured clinical coding format which, unlike ICD-10 and CPT codes, are used exclusively for clinical documentation, not for billing. SNOMED codes were developed out of a need for a universal coding system for clinical terms specific for documentation.
SNOMED codes can be used to describe a wide range of health-related information including medication history information, impression of a patient’s condition, medication-related problems, conditions, lab data, procedures, and treatment recommendations. To document assessment, SNOMED includes the seven main drug related problems: unnecessary drug therapy, needs additional drug therapy, medication not effective, dose too low, adverse drug reaction, dose too high, noncompliance.
ICD-10 codes are alphanumeric codes used by doctors, health insurance companies, and public health agencies across the world to represent diagnoses. Every disease, disorder, injury, infection, and symptom has its own ICD-10 code.
ICD-10 codes are used for everything from processing health insurance claims to tracking disease epidemics and compiling worldwide mortality statistics.
Use of codes facilitates higher-quality information for measuring healthcare service quality, safety, and efficacy. This in turn provides better data for managing care and disease processes, quality measurement and medical error reduction, as well as clinical, financial and administrative performance measurement.
PathHub ICD-10 feature greatly enhances the depth, quality and accuracy of reporting and enables more effective business performance management as well as streamlined billing.
CPT codes are an important code set published and maintained by the American Medical Association (AMA), and it is, with ICD, one of the most important code sets in healthcare. CPT codes are used to describe tests, surgeries, evaluations, and any other medical procedure performed by a healthcare provider on a patient. As you might imagine, this code set is extremely large, and includes the codes for thousands upon thousands of medical procedures.
CPT codes work in tandem with ICD codes to create a full picture of the medical process. “This patient arrived with these symptoms (as represented by the ICD code) and we performed these procedures (represented by the CPT code).