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Steve DelarondeSteve Delaronde

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Adolescent substance use is on the decline (but so is mental health)

March 29, 2024 / By Steve Delaronde

Behavioral health refers to mental health and substance use, which can frequently co-occur. This is what makes the results of the most recently published Youth Risk Behavioral Survey (YRBS) so […]

Steve DelarondeSteve Delaronde

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The holiday blues: Fact or fiction?

Dec. 19, 2023 / By Steve Delaronde

The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is known as the “holiday season” in the United States. It represents a time that families traditionally gather to celebrate secular and […]

Rhonda ButlerRhonda Butler

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September ICD-10 C&M diagnosis meeting highlights

Oct. 3, 2023 / By Rhonda Butler

The diagnosis portion of the September ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance (C&M) meeting, hosted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), was marked […]

Karla VonEschenKarla VonEschen

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Technology, health care and the senior population

May 24, 2023 / By Karla VonEschen, MS, CPC, CPMA

My dad has always had a fascination with gadgets. Over the past 20 years, he has loved getting smart devices and has gone through multiple smartphones, tablets and smartwatches. Of […]

Rhonda ButlerRhonda Butler

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Zoom scores one for democracy: March ICD-10 C&M meeting highlights

March 22, 2023 / By Rhonda Butler

It was Tuesday, March 7, and it (most likely) happened something like this … a coder or coding manager was watching the ICD-10 Coordination & Maintenance (C&M) virtual meeting on […]

Rhonda ButlerRhonda Butler

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What didn’t happen and what did: March C & M meeting highlights

March 18, 2022 / By Rhonda Butler

The March ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) meeting, held via Zoom March 8 and 9, had 60 topics on the combined agenda—29 topics for proposed changes to the procedure […]

Clark CameronClark Cameron

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Q&A with Rich Averill on socioeconomic status and health care delivery system performance

Feb. 21, 2022 / By Clark Cameron

Referred to by many as the “Father of the DRG,” Rich Averill has had a storied health care career going all the way back to the advent of diagnosis-related groups […]

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A “new and improved” normal: Changes for April 1 update announced

Dec. 15, 2021 / By Rhonda Butler

Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) jointly finalized a proposal to make the April 1 update of ICD-10-CM/PCS […]

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Twice annual ICD-10 code updates and more COVID-19 ICD-10-CM/PCS code proposals

Sept. 27, 2021 / By Rhonda Butler

The latest ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) was held virtually Sept. 14-15. First on the agenda, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its final joint decision […]

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COVID-19 proof of vaccination: Alternatives to paper cards

Aug. 30, 2021 / By Adam Rothschild, MD

As the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant spreads rampantly through the unvaccinated population, an increasing number of businesses (e.g., restaurants, concerts, gyms) are requiring customers to show proof of vaccination for entry. […]

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ICD-10-PCS and NTAP: Where do we go from here?

June 16, 2021 / By Rhonda Butler

The first draft of this blog was an exhaustive (and exhausting) summary of the actual changes to the FY 2022 ICD-10-PCS posted recently on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

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AI Talk: “The Premonition:” A pandemic story by Michael Lewis

May 14, 2021 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

Last weekend I was watching CBS 60 Minutes and listened with fascination to the interview of Michael Lewis. The storyline? A new book by Lewis that describes the foresight of […]