Readily Understandable Cost, Quality Data Are Influential Factors in Physician Decision-Making

When physicians have access to cost data and other clinical data that accompanies it, they are able to make better decisions about treatments while lowering costs for their practices and their patients, a report finds.

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VA Plans to Digitize Vietnam Records to Support Mental Health Claims, Treatment

The Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping to process the claims for Vietnam-era veterans seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder by digitizing combat records previously kept on paper.

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Slideshow: Fine Print Fears
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Slideshow: Fine Print Fears

Skipping the fine print on authorization forms has consequences, as one Washington Post journalist discovered when he took a trip down the health data privacy rabbit hole.

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Absence of EHRs in Mental Health, SUD Treatment Hinders Opioid Interventions

Privacy laws designed to protect individuals with mental health or substance use disorders when HIPAA was first implemented now hinder the care and treatment of people with opioid addictions, according to a new Bipartisan Policy Center report.

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AHIMA Releases ICD-10 Coding Productivity White Paper

A new white paper from AHIMA examines ICD-10-CM/PCS coding productivity from three different perspectives: where it’s been, where it stands now, and how it’s expected to evolve in the near and distant future.

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