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Following is a non-exhaustive list of third-party terminologies that may require a separate license:

TerminologyOwner/Contact
Current Procedures Terminology (CPT) code setAmerican Medical Association https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/cpt-licensing
SNOMED CTSNOMED International http://www.snomed.org/snomed-ct/get-snomed-ct or info@ihtsdo.org
Logical Observation Identifiers Names & Codes (LOINC)Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codesWorld Health Organization (WHO)
NUCC Health Care Provider Taxonomy code setAmerican Medical Association. Please see www.nucc.org. AMA licensing contact: 312-464-5022 (AMA IP services)