Medical Code Management Tool

Medical Code Managment Tool

The Medical code Management Tool (MCM) is a web-based application designed by the Sentinel network as a mechanism to have a comprehensive, consistent set of medical code terminologies available with which to build data requests. It includes:

  • An Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) process: A process to extract medical codes from lookup resources, transform them according to Sentinel specifications, and load them in the MCM database
  • Application programming interfaces (API’s): A set of programs to make the data from the MCM database available to the MCM web-based tool, PopMedNet™ (PMN), and the Code Lookup Tool (CLT) described in the next section
  • The MCM web-based tool from which analysts and programmers can download code resources to run their program against

Source of MCM Data

Code Terminology Source
CODBAR CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network
NDC First Databank
ISBT International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation (ICCBBA)
ICD-9-CM Optum
ICD-9-PCS Optum
ICD-10-CM Optum
ICD-10-PCS Optum
ICD-9-CM — ICD-10-CM mapping* CMS General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs)
ICD-9-PCS — ICD-10-PCS mapping* CMS General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs)
RxNorm U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
SNOWMED U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)

*Enables mapping according to the methods developed by the Sentinel ICD-10 Workgroup for “Forward & Backward”, “Forward”, and “Backward” mapping.