Myth Busted: Maximizing APR-DRG Risk Staves Off Performance Penalties
Jan30

Myth Busted: Maximizing APR-DRG Risk Staves Off Performance Penalties

Performance is measured within the population, not just the outcome of interest, and APR-DRG is missing the mark.

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HIM Can Play a Role in Preventing Opioid Abuse

The United States’ “opioid epidemic” is in the news seemingly every day, leaving some HIM professionals to wonder what role they can play in easing the burden on health systems.

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Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product
Jan25

Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product

There are multiple reasons why otherwise discoverable information could be withheld, but this post will address privilege and work product.

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Proposed VA Rule Change Allows Release of Patient Records to HIEs Without Written Consent

The VA has proposed changing a VA-specific patient privacy rule to allow the release of patient records to eligible community providers and HIEs without a hard copy of a patient’s written authorization.

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Data Governance Has an Inextricable Link to Information Governance
Jan22

Data Governance Has an Inextricable Link to Information Governance

The delivery of trustworthy information through an IG structure is predicated on reliable data—best achieved through proper governance of data.

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