HIM Firm Opens Coding Academy in Israel

Demand for coders in the US and ongoing need for career development among Israeli women led MD-based consulting firm HRS to open a new clinical coding school in Jerusalem this month.

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Patient Medical Records Uncovered in Meth Bust

Local authorities discovered the medical records of about 4,500 patients during an Oakland, CA methamphetamine bust.

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LA Hospital Fires Six for Privacy Breach After Kardashian Birth

Six people were fired from a Los Angeles hospital after “inappropriately accessing” patient health records days after reality television star Kim Kardashian gave birth at the facility June 15

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Providers Encouraged to Push For Telemedicine Codes

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are starting to consider telemedicine reimbursement with new “S” codes, but providers can get a jump on things by lobbying for the codes’ acceptance ahead of the 2014 ICD-10 transition.

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Health IT Stakeholders Warn Against Rushing Regulations

A group of over 100 healthcare associations, health IT vendors, and provider groups sent a letter to the White House Administration warning against rapid regulation of the health IT industry.

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