How HIEs Use Data to Improve Population Health
Apr19

How HIEs Use Data to Improve Population Health

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.

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Coding and Understanding Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy)
Apr13

Coding and Understanding Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy)

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).

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April 2017
Apr01

April 2017

While coverage gaps and growing breaches raise industry concern, others argue HIPAA is still effective

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Four Questions to Consider When Releasing Information to Attorneys
Apr01

Four Questions to Consider When Releasing Information to Attorneys

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.

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Interest in CDI Outside of the US
Mar22

Interest in CDI Outside of the US

Outside of the US, CDI programs are being implemented, leading to increased demand for CDI specialists and a keen interest in the CDIP credential.

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