Assessments of a health-related matter of interest, importance, or worry to a patient, patient’s family, or patient’s healthcare provider that could identify a need, problem, or condition.

Data Element

Additional Information

Health Concerns
Health-related issue or worry. Examples include but are not limited to weight gain and cancer risk.


NCPDP Comments

NCPDP recommends the use of ICD-10 and SNOMED to report Health Concerns.

Is this a required…

Is this a required documentation field for clinicians? Does the information have to be documented in this section or can the providers document this information in the main body of the note?

Health concerns can be…

Health concerns can be documented anywhere, but when you exchange it, you have to be able to identify it as a health concern, not just a note text

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