What Can Happen If a Website Is Not ‘Accessible?’
Sep28

What Can Happen If a Website Is Not ‘Accessible?’

It is common for healthcare providers and business associates to have websites—which may be covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or analogous state laws.

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MDS Coordinators and Informatics: Own Your Expertise
Sep28

MDS Coordinators and Informatics: Own Your Expertise

The minimum data set (MDS) coordinator is a key player in a skilled nursing facility’s (SNF’s) team.

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Data Classification and Protecting Information
Sep27

Data Classification and Protecting Information

Data classification is a fundamental component of any information security (IS) program and should be considered a top priority for any organization processing or using sensitive data that they are required to safeguard to meet compliance and contractual requirements.

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How to Address IRF Coding Challenges
Sep26

How to Address IRF Coding Challenges

A Tuesday roundtable presentation, “Challenges for HIM at the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility,” addressed issues such as limited educational opportunities for HIM professionals specific to the IRF setting, how official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines do not always fit IRF coding, and the excessive number of requests for audits compared to the size of the IRF unit.

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Reptiles that Bite and Plants that Slice: Coding the Everglades
Sep26

Reptiles that Bite and Plants that Slice: Coding the Everglades

The Everglades, under an hour’s drive directly west from the Miami Beach Convention Center, is an unparalleled subtropical wilderness brimming with beautiful wetland landscapes and rare plant and animal species. But those who don’t heed the National Park Service’s warnings could end up the unfortunate recipient of these ICD-10 codes.

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