HHS Report: IG Vital to a Cyber-secure Future in Healthcare
Jun22

HHS Report: IG Vital to a Cyber-secure Future in Healthcare

The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force’s long-awaited “Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry” highlights the importance of IG competencies to help the healthcare industry address cybersecurity concerns.

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Four Ways for Coding Professionals to be an Advocate
Jun21

Four Ways for Coding Professionals to be an Advocate

It is imperative that a coding professional feels engaged with their facility. The best way to do this is by acting as an advocate.

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Information Integrity in Ambulatory Care
Jun15

Information Integrity in Ambulatory Care

Larger healthcare organizations have started to embrace IG, but the smaller ambulatory care providers are still easing their way into the process. Healthcare organizations, no matter how big or small, need to implement information governance as a way to ensure information integrity.

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Clarifying Coding for HIV and AIDS in ICD-10
Jun15

Clarifying Coding for HIV and AIDS in ICD-10

The difference in code assignment is based on whether or not the patient has the disease or if the patient is only a carrier of the virus. Some terminology seems to be causing a great deal of confusion in ICD-10, even though it was also listed in ICD-9.

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Leading the Change When Developing an Ambulatory CDI Program
May25

Leading the Change When Developing an Ambulatory CDI Program

Experienced CDI professionals are looked to as leaders to help navigate the changing landscape in the healthcare industry.

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Where Personalized Medicine and Litigation (Might) Collide
May23

Where Personalized Medicine and Litigation (Might) Collide

Personalized medicine made the news recently when, on April 6, 2017, the FDA allowed the marketing of 23andMe’s genetic health risk tests for ten diseases or conditions.

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