Having Confidence, Seeking Common Ground Are Keys to Launching IG
May25

Having Confidence, Seeking Common Ground Are Keys to Launching IG

In the closing keynote of the 2016 Managing Electronic Records (MER) Conference Wednesday in Chicago, speaker Randolph Kahn, Esq., acknowledged that after two days of presentations about IG, attendees would likely go home feeling overwhelmed.

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Inadequate Coding Means Medical Error-Related Deaths Are Underreported, Study Says

A high-profile new study, published in the British Medical Journal, suggests that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States—but that it is not listed as such because of the way cause of death is coded and reported.

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Leveraging Analytics to Reduce Readmissions
May19

Leveraging Analytics to Reduce Readmissions

This month’s Data Revolution discusses how analytics of electronic health records data can help providers take tangible steps in the direction of decreasing hospital readmission rates.

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Grappling With the End of Physician ICD-10 Coding Grace Period

October 1, 2016, will mark the end of a one-year “grace period” that allowed unspecified ICD-10-CM codes on certain physician Medicare claims.

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Hospital pays $2.2 million HIPAA Penalty for Reality Show Participation

New York Presbyterian Hospital was slapped with a $2.2 million fine for allowing a network reality show film the death of a trauma patient without seeking permission from the patient’s family.

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