how do I get a LOINC code for a new document type?

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    tomlang
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    I am working on some projects to better integrate state PDMPs (prescription drug monitoring programs) into existing HIT. I have some reports that I want to design. A search of RELMA doesn’t show any document types close to what I want to do. How would I suggest getting a LOINC code and nomencalture for these reports?
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    Tom Lang

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    What type of document codes are you looking for? Can you provide an example?

    Information for requesting new LOINC codes can be found here: http://loinc.org/submissions

    Information on how to submit a term request through RELMA can be found in Appendix A of the manual: http://loinc.org/downloads/files/RELMAManual.pdf

    Some of the requested information (package insert, units, etc.) for a new term is specific for laboratory terms (vs. document type codes). For document type codes, please include example reports, descriptions for terms, and any other relevant information about the term(s).

    #16647

    I would like to gang up on this question. The documentation and the excellent in-person tutorials do a wonderful job of teaching how to submit most “normal” observation code requests. That leaves a number of areas around the edges that would make great material for an “advanced tutorial.” In addition to new document types, which I haven’t actually had to try, I would include new panels, tests with new methods (bacteria identification by MALDI-TOF?), etc.

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