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ICD-10-PCS stocktaking discussion at the September C&M meeting

By Rhonda Butler

Classification systems like ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS are all about trade-offs—balancing the ongoing need for new levels of detail with the increasing complexity of the classification. PCS has its own unique […]

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MedPAC evaluation of readmission reduction program, no change in recommendations to Congress

September 23rd, 2019 / By Gretchen Mills

MedPAC, the advisory commission to Congress for Medicare, presented its evaluation of the Medicare Hospital Readmission Reduction Program (HRRP) at the September meeting. The HRRP was enacted in 2010. In […]

AI Talk: Consumer Protection, middle schoolers, speedy run-away star and tennis

September 20th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) Last week, Fortune had an in-depth article on a new piece of consumer protection legislation that will become law January 1, […]

Is your body ready for flu season?

September 20th, 2019 / By Kimberly Lodge, RHIT, CCS

As flu season approaches, I have been looking for steps I can take to help build my immune system. Some of the advice I found is common sense, but many […]

Sign of the times…the potential new eCQMS part 2

September 16th, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As I mentioned in my previous blog, the sign of the times in health care can often be reflected in the proposed (and confirmed) new electronic Clinical Quality Measures (eCQMs). […]

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Podcast Episode Transcript: Lowering readmission rates by breaking down silos

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Dr. Gordon Moore: Hello, and welcome to 3M Inside Angle Podcast. This is your host, Dr. Gordon Moore, and today I’m talking with Teri Sholder. Hello, Teri. Teri Sholder: Hello. […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Measuring what matters in health care

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