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Definition:Race is usually a single valued term that may be constant over that patient's lifetime. The coding of race is aligned with public health and other federal reporting standards of the CDC and the Census Bureau. Typically the patient is the source of the content of this element. However, the individual may opt to omit race. In this event, some healthcare organizations that receive the Summary Document may choose to enter an observed race as their current practice for manual registration. Such organization observed race data should be differentiated from patient sourced data in the patient's registration summary
Constraints:C154-[DE-1.10-1] Race SHALL be coded as specified in HITSP/C80 Section Race

Value Set

Race Value Set

Definition:Race is always reported at the discretion of the person for whom this attribute is reported, and reporting must be completed according to Federal guidelines for race reporting. Any code descending from the Race concept (1000-9) in that terminology may be used in the exchange
Code System Name:CDC Race and Ethnicity Code Set
Code System Source:Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

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