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COVID-19 proof of vaccination: Alternatives to paper cards

August 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 […]

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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 […]

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

October 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, […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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COVID-19: pregnancy and newborn coding

May 18, 2020 / By Bobbie Starkey

We have been flooded with news stories about COVID-19 wreaking havoc on the health and well-being of different segments of the population: the elderly, patients with underlying chronic condition and […]

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COVID-19: When sheltering at home isn’t safe

May 6, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

At this point in the fight to prevent the spread of COVID-19, most states have encouraged people to stay home and, in some cases, mandated sheltering in place. It’s understandable […]

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AI Talk: Post-pandemic prognostications

May 1, 2020 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… As we weather the ravages of the current pandemic, we see several states slowly opening back up. What are the short-term and long-term implications of this […]

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Inequality as a risk factor for COVID-19

April 29, 2020 / By Melissa Clarke, MD

Anyone can get infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. However, early data from China, available since February, revealed that COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths predominate for certain groups [i]. […]