Healthcare organizations are increasingly focused on managing patient populations to improve outcomes while reducing costs. This post includes short profiles of how some HIEs are using data to support population health efforts.
According to the WHO, more than 200,000 leprosy cases worldwide were reported in 2015. This month’s Code Cracker post shares some background and coding information about leprosy (also known as Hansen’s disease).
While coverage gaps and growing breaches raise industry concern, others argue HIPAA is still effective
In the past, many covered entities charged attorneys higher fees for accessing patient information than for patient requests. New HHS guidance seems to state that providers can’t charge third parties, like attorneys, more in certain cases.
Outside of the US, CDI programs are being implemented, leading to increased demand for CDI specialists and a keen interest in the CDIP credential.