#35 Question [12-12-035-1]
Are “coded entries” required for data referenced by 2014 Edition EHR certification criteria that specify the use of the Consolidated CDA standard even when the standard allows for narrative?
Yes, in all instances where we have adopted a vocabulary standard in § 170.207 the accompanying Consolidated CDA section-template implemented must be done so using the section-template with required structured data, coded entries required. Additionally, where a section-template with coded entries required is unavailable, we expect that testing and certification will still assess that data for which a vocabulary standard is adopted is represented in an appropriate coded entry structure within that section-template. Please see 77 FR 54180 (right column) for a more detailed explanation.