In this CDI Summit preview, a presenter from the July 31 to August 1 conference offers tips for refreshing an existing CDI program.
Third parties are getting increasingly involved with consumer health data. But all of these technologies require the exchange of sensitive information—the protection of which consumers frequently overlook when they sign up for these online services and devices.
Instead of going to the ER, BCBS advises them to use an urgent care clinic—if there is one within 15 miles of their home—or use BCBSGa’s LiveHealth Online telehealth service. But critics of the policy note that laypersons aren’t trained to recognize emergencies on the spot, and that this presents another barrier to care.
Despite their numerous transferrable and relevant skills, it’s hard to find many HIM professionals with “patient advocate” in their job title.
CMS responds to stakeholder concerns over compliance burdens in newly released 2018 proposed MACRA rule.