Suggested and Defined Lists

Defined Lists Maintenance Policy

Defined Lists Maintenance Policy (PDF) (UPDATED - October 17, 2023)

Defined Lists

Cause of Injury Whitepaper (PDF) (xlsx) (json) (csv) (xml) (UPDATED – September 30, 2019)
Impression Whitepaper (PDF) (xlsx) (json) (csv) (xml) (UPDATED – November 25, 2020)
Incident Location Type Whitepaper (PDF) (xlsx) (json) (csv) (xml) (UPDATED – September 30, 2019)
Symptoms Whitepaper (PDF) (xlsx) (json) (csv) (xml) (UPDATED – September 30, 2019)
Medications Given Whitepaper (PDF) (xlsx) (json) (csv) (xml) (UPDATED – November 25, 2020)
Procedures Whitepaper (PDF) (xlsx) (json) (csv) (xml) (UPDATED – November 25, 2020)

Suggested Lists

Patient Activity Whitepaper (PDF) (xlsx) (json) (csv) (xml) (UPDATED – September 30, 2019)
Environmental/Food Allergies Whitepaper (PDF) (xlsx) (json) (csv) (xml) (UPDATED – June 06, 2013)
Medical/Surgical History Whitepaper (PDF) (xlsx) (json) (csv) (xml) (UPDATED – October 5, 2022)*
Medication Allergy Whitepaper (PDF) (xlsx) (json) (csv) (xml) (UPDATED – August 18, 2017) *

* The White Papers for these elements are for guidance. The NEMSIS TAC will not be creating suggested lists for these elements because of the large quantity of possible codes. The NEMSIS V3 Suggested List Download site does have a file for a few of these based on the pattern and recommended restrictions (e.g. ICD-10-CM: PT, HT, and RxNorm: IN, PIN, BN, etc.).

ICD-10 Website Resources – is a free reference designed for the lookup of all current American ICD-10 (diagnosis) and ICD-10-PCS (procedure) medical billing codes. Reference ICD-10-CM codes for most NEMSIS version 3 elements. ICD-10-PCS codes are used for Medical/Surgical History.

External Standards Maintenance – NEMSIS Roll-up Process for National Code Sets – The NEMSIS TAC leverages existing structures within national code sets to provide code “roll-ups” to facilitate data use and analysis at the State and National levels. A draft technical specification of that process is provided here. (Updated 09/23/2021)