The AMA requests that the…

The AMA requests that the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set be added to the standards listed in Section I: Representing Exposure to Violence (Intimate Partner Violence). The CPT Evaluation and Maintenance services include assessing a patient’s risk and exposure to violence. CPT is a comprehensive and regularly curated uniform language that accurately describes medical, surgical, and diagnostic services and provides for reliable communication among users. It has an extremely robust and mature development process with open and transparent meetings and clinical input from national medical specialties and relevant stakeholders. It is the most widely adopted outpatient procedure code set. Use of the CPT code set is federally required under HIPAA.

Since this LOINC code and…

Since this LOINC code and answer set has been developed (30 behavior and functional status variables suggested by the IOM report and adopted for requirement in the last MU NPRM), the adoption level could now be very high.

Additional questions needed

Additional questions needed 

Exposure to firearms, I do not see a viable code set for this. It should be a single question and answer

Has the patient or significant other been incarcerated?

We applaud adding Social Determinates being added to ISA.

Re: patient/significant…

Re: patient/significant other been incarcerated: may be a privacy concern about this one, though, would likely have predictive value.