AHIMA Releases ICD-10 Resource for Physicians

The American Health Information Management Association has released an online ICD-10-CM/PCS resource aimed at alleviating physician concerns about implementing the new code set.

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FDA Releases Guidance on Protecting Patient Information on Medical Devices

Patient information is increasingly being stored on networked devices, and hackers, likewise, are more intent than ever on getting their hands on that information. The FDA has responded with non-binding guidance for developers.

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HHS Releases HIPAA Guidance on Ebola, Other Public Health Emergencies

Federal health privacy officials have issued new guidance on managing patient privacy rights in the middle of public health crises such as the emergence of Ebola in the US.

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Coding Pregnancy Procedures

An epidural was given during labor. Subsequently, it was determined that the patient would require a C-section for cephalopelvic disproportion because of obstructed labor.

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HIEs are Becoming More Self Sustaining; Interoperability Problems Remain

This coming year, 2015, will be critical in the success of health information exchanges, according to the report “Post HITECH: The Landscape of Health Information Exchange,” from the eHealth Initiative.

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