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Understanding the Models and Definitions of Encounters

October 9, 2019

The purpose of this white paper is to provide a baseline understanding of the models and definitions of health care encounters. Following an overview of encounters, it will explore various models and how data are exchanged between health care plans, payers, providers, and other entities, as well as define commonly used terms related to encounters. This paper will establish a foundation for future work on more detailed reviews of encounter models and identification of data needs.