Journal of AHIMA Honored with Editorial, Design Awards
Apr17

Journal of AHIMA Honored with Editorial, Design Awards

The Journal of AHIMA magazine has received multiple awards for editorial and design excellence from two leading business and healthcare publications associations.

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New Medicare Advantage Rule Expands Telehealth Access

Starting in the plan year for 2020, Medicare Advantage beneficiaries living in both rural and urban areas will have enhanced access to telehealth services that doesn’t require them to travel to a designated healthcare facility. The Trump administration finalized a new policy extending telehealth access.

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Employers Track Women’s Health Data with Pregnancy Apps

A smartphone app that simultaneously markets itself to women (as a fertility, pregnancy, and post-partum health tracker) and to employers (as a tool that can track employee health and wellness while lowering their healthcare costs) has drawn criticism from privacy advocates about the sensitivity of the data it shares and aggregates.

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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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