Inside Angle

From 3M Health Information Systems

Tag: CDC

Rhonda ButlerRhonda Butler

Blog post

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 […]

Blog post

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 […]

Blog post

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 […]

Blog post

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 […]

Blog post

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. […]

Blog post

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 […]

Blog post

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 […]

Blog post

ICD-10 updates twice a year? More COVID-19 code proposals? Highlights from the March C&M meeting

March 19, 2021 / By Rhonda Butler

The latest ICD-10 Coordination and Maintenance Committee (C&M) meeting gave us one more unprecedented thing in this time of unprecedented things—the combined agenda was the largest ever. The two-day virtual […]

Blog post

The next COVID-19 coding update: More like a planned emergency?

Oct. 2, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

Hopefully October 1 came and went for you as normally as could be expected—considering we are beginning fiscal year 2021 during the biggest health care emergency of our lifetimes. Typically, […]

Knowledge lab post

Article: How a pandemic impacts HIPAA requirements

With Barbara Aubry, RN

Read this article from Barbara Aubry to learn about HIPAA changes during COVID-19 and what the future holds.

Blog post

The telemedicine wave: Good or bad?

July 20, 2020 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Telemedicine has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic with expanded access guidelines from the CDC and others.[1]  How much of this is a good thing? Should we continue the new rules […]

Blog post

Social determinants of health in the time of COVID-19

June 19, 2020 / By Amanda Steffon

It has been over 100 years since the 1918 flu pandemic spread across the globe. Although we cannot make a direct comparison between then and now, there are contributing factors […]