UMGC Reasons for SNOMED CT Discussion
1.SNOMED-CT (Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine – Clinical Terms) is recommended to be used in Electronic Health Record (EHR) for the electronic exchange of health information instead of ICD and CPT.
Discuss its reasons in your initial post of 250 or more containing 2-3 credible sources/peer reviewed references.
2. Read Hirsch, J.A., Harvey, H.B., Barr, R. M., Donovan, W. D., Duszak, R., Nicola, G. N., … & Manchikanti, L. (2016). Once you have read the article, discuss the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate. “The SGR target is calculated on the basis of projected changes in 4 factors:
1) fees for physicians’ services,
2) the number of Medicare beneficiaries,
3) US gross domestic product, and
4) service expenditures based on changing law or regulations (Hirsch, et al. 2016).”
How have these 4 factors been tied to fiscal performance? Find some additional sources and support your position through an original post in a few paragraphs. Once you have completed your post, review the link of at least two of your peers.