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LHNCBC: Medical Informatics

Collaboration with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

The LHC has assisted CMS in the development of many aspects of Medicare's Post Acute Care data collection project demonstrated in the spring of 2008. One of Medicare's goals in this project is to standardize and meld different data collection forms from four different post-acute care settings. LHC proposed and demonstrated a Web approach to auto-completion of entered text, much of which has been adopted by Medicare for this demonstration project. LHC has proposed and delivered the full content of many of the look-up tables that Medicare will use in this project, including the RxTerms database, now in the third release, and shaped their data conceptualization to fit a LOINC/HL7 model.