Inadequate Coding Means Medical Error-Related Deaths Are Underreported, Study Says

A high-profile new study, published in the British Medical Journal, suggests that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States—but that it is not listed as such because of the way cause of death is coded and reported.

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Grappling With the End of Physician ICD-10 Coding Grace Period

October 1, 2016, will mark the end of a one-year “grace period” that allowed unspecified ICD-10-CM codes on certain physician Medicare claims.

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Hospital pays $2.2 million HIPAA Penalty for Reality Show Participation

New York Presbyterian Hospital was slapped with a $2.2 million fine for allowing a network reality show film the death of a trauma patient without seeking permission from the patient’s family.

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Electronic Prescribing Systems Are Error-Prone, Survey Finds

The very technology created to reduce medication prescribing errors has been shown to have subpar results in catching drug interactions, dosage mistakes, and other errors, according to a new report.

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#MyHealthID Campaign Was Just the Start of a Long Conversation

AHIMA has made an impression on Capitol Hill on the topic of voluntary patient safety identifiers, according to AHIMA’s Pam Lane, MS, RHIA, vice president, policy and government relations.

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