To Encourage Telehealth, Insurer to Penalize Patients who Rely on Emergency Room Care

Instead of going to the ER, BCBS advises them to use an urgent care clinic—if there is one within 15 miles of their home—or use BCBSGa’s LiveHealth Online telehealth service. But critics of the policy note that laypersons aren’t trained to recognize emergencies on the spot, and that this presents another barrier to care.

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HIM and Patient Advocacy
Jun29

HIM and Patient Advocacy

Despite their numerous transferrable and relevant skills, it’s hard to find many HIM professionals with “patient advocate” in their job title.

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Navigating the Complexities of Pressure Injuries (Ulcers)
Jun28

Navigating the Complexities of Pressure Injuries (Ulcers)

A guideline update has brought some confusion as coding and CDI professionals navigate when to assign a present on admission status to pressure injuries.

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AHIMA, IHE Seeking Public Comment on Patient Registration White Paper

The processes outlined in this white paper contribute to the growing body of work in developing standards for HIM practices.

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Sampling Patient Records vs. High Volume Production
Jun27

Sampling Patient Records vs. High Volume Production

What might happen when a healthcare provider is asked to produce a large volume of electronic patient records at great expense?

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