Research Concludes HIM Professionals Uniquely Positioned for Genetic Research

Working on genomic data is a natural extension of the HIM professional’s typical job functions, such as managing data, performing data analysis using software programs, and protecting patients’ data security and privacy.

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Malware Attack Successfully Alters Radiology Scans, Resulting in Misdiagnoses

For this blind study, trained and experienced radiologists diagnosed cancer 99 percent of the time on scans with fabricated cancerous nodules. And in cases where the malware removed real cancerous nodules from scans, the radiologists said those patients were healthy 94 percent of the time.

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Groups Propose New Social Determinant ICD-10 Codes

The American Medical Association and United Healthcare have proposed more than 20 new ICD-10 codes for social determinants of healthcare that identify social diagnoses or barriers to healthcare. The proposed expanded codes “would capture these social diagnoses and barrier situations to assist providers and consumers in obtaining routine care, medications, and preventive services that are not captured today, thereby benefiting the industry as a whole in the management of patient care,” states the United Healthcare and AMA proposal in a document made available by the CDC.

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CMS and CDC Propose New ICD-10-CM/PCS Codes
Apr09

CMS and CDC Propose New ICD-10-CM/PCS Codes

Highlights from the ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee Meeting to discuss proposals for new or modified ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes.

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Malignant Neoplasm Coding of the Lymphoid System
Apr08

Malignant Neoplasm Coding of the Lymphoid System

Monday Coding Quiz: Test your skills with a new coding question from Clinical Coding Workout every Monday.

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