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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]. […]

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COVID-19 coding for outpatient and physician services

April 20, 2020 / By Colleen Deighan, RHIA

As we work to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have learned that many people may be sick with the virus for 1-2 weeks prior to developing symptoms. The most […]

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Public health reporting for COVID-19: A spring LOINC meeting report

April 13, 2020 / By Pam Banning

We’re all hearing daily about how much COVID-19 testing is taking place and how many people are diagnosed with the virus or cleared from having it. The test result is […]

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CDC announces April 1 implementation of ICD-10-CM COVID-19 code

March 18, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

March 23 update: CMS has posted a one-page summary document outlining the ICD-10 MS-DRG code assignment and definitions for the new COVID-19 code, effective for discharges on or after April 1, […]

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Coding for COVID-19: Latest guidelines, part 2

March 11, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA

This blog was posted March 11, 2020. Read the latest coding guidance here. I have received many questions regarding the coding of COVID-19 and other coronavirus types since the publication […]

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2019 novel coronavirus

February 3, 2020 / By Audrey Howard, RHIA

This blog has been updated with new information. Read Audrey’s updated blog here. I know we have all been following the news reports about the outbreak of a novel coronavirus […]

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ICD-10 coding for vaping and e-cigarette related illness

November 22, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Vaping has become a very hot topic recently, due to the rapid increase of patients showing up at physicians’ offices and ERs with lung injuries.  The Centers for Disease Control […]

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How should we capture social determinants of health as coded data? CDC invites public comment on ICD-10 codes for SDOH

April 8, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

I’ve got a two-part (maybe three-part) homework assignment for you: Read a pair of proposals for new ICD-10 codes, presented at the March C&M meeting. They are each two pages […]

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Immunizations: The road to better health

August 17, 2018 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

Is it really August 2018? For many of us, this time of year means planning one final summer vacation, getting kids ready for a new school year, or thinking about […]

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CDC reports Candida auris cases in the U.S.

July 3, 2017 / By Camille Ruiz, RHIA

I was reading a May 2017 article from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcing 122 cases of Candida auris (C. auris) in the past nine months across […]

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Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part two)

June 10, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

In my previous blog, I addressed concerns about the new Sepsis 3 definitions.  In this blog (part 2), I will further flush out implications for specific quality metrics and also […]

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Sepsis 3 Consensus definitions—the impact on quality (part one)

June 8, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

How do you know what you don’t know? That’s the conundrum of the new Sepsis 3 definitions and the impact on measurement of quality outcomes.   As I am quite passionate […]