Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What constitutes a Feasibility Study? Feasibility studies are generally limited data retrieval requests used to ascertain whether sufficient patient or sample populations are available to accomplish the proposed research studies.
- What is the difference between Identified and De-Identified requests? De-Identified information has had all Patient Health Information (PHI) removed from the record that could be used to identify the subject. This includes date elements except year, and medical record numbers. Questions related to what constitutes PHI may be referred to the Privacy Officer (402-559-6767).
- What are ICD10 Codes, Procedure Codes, Medication IDs and where can I find them? ICD codes or International Classification of Diseases are the categories used to describe categories of diseases and health problems widely used in the medical record. ICD10 codes were implemented in 2015 and replace the older ICD9 codes.
Links to compendiums of ICD codes, as well as dictionaries of lab tests, medication IDs, and Surgery or Procedure codes, can be found to the right side of this page.