Representing Patient Race and Ethnicity

Comment

What Use Case Does LOINC Support?

What use case does LOINC support that is not currently supportable with existing implementations?  We are concerned about adding additional complexity for implementing an additional value set that does not align.

Difficult to know what the…

Difficult to know what the CDC specification is: I could find no enumeration of the possible codes in the proposal. This makes it hard to know what is intended and why. Something clearer should be produced before asking respondent to comment. The current OMB is clear regarding the top 5 and the extension The proposal has a lot of content regarding options for entering more than one race (but thought that capability was available in current race specification).

NCPDP Comment

  1. Reporting of race using the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) PHIN Vocabulary Access and Distribution System (VADS) is supported in the SCRIPT Standard Version 2017071.
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