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#37 Question [12-12-037-1]

In the 2014 Edition Standards and Certification Criteria Final Rule, ONC clarified that the two new SNOMED CT codes for smoking status “light tobacco smoker” and “heavy tobacco smoker” meant, respectively, fewer than 10 cigarettes per day and greater than 10 cigarettes per day. To which code should exactly 10 cigarettes per day be attributed?

Answer:

The “heavy tobacco smoker” code.

 

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