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  • Helping clinicians remember preventative services (reminders)
  • Identifying patients with care gaps and risk factors
  • Monitoring patient compliance with prescribed treatments
  • Reporting clinical data to registries, such as cancer, stroke, and infectious disease registries
  • Billing and reimbursement

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    Note: In some healthcare environments this is a point of care activity, while in others it is not.


When supporting a reporting requirement in which double counting must be avoided (such as statistical reporting, administrative reporting, billing, or reimbursement), SNOMED CT codes can be mapped to statistical classifications (such as ICD-9 and ICD-10) (see section  6.6 Using Statistical Classifications).

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