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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 […]

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

September 18th, 2019 / 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 […]

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). […]

AI Talk: App economy, deepfakes and climate change

September 13th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… App economy and privacy The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working on legislation which will require health systems to share information with patients […]

September is Sepsis Awareness Month

September 13th, 2019 / By Pam Banning

September 13 is World Sepsis Day and the whole month of September is filled with campaigns designed to help both the public and healthcare facilities recognize sepsis symptoms and seek […]

ICD-10-PCS root operations, the Definitional Lameness Scale, and the One Ring

September 11th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

Way back in the early days of ICD-10-PCS development, “root operation” was defined as “the objective of the procedure.” As definitions go, “the objective of the procedure” is about a […]

Sign of the times…the potential (and confirmed) new eCQMS part 1

September 9th, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

I have to confess I am starting to show my age. When someone mentions sign of the times, I think of Petula Clark Sign of the times, not the Harry […]

AI Talk: Emotional AI, Fake news, stereotypes and vacations

September 6th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

Emotional AI Fortune featured an interesting video interview this week with the CEO of Affectiva, Rana el Kaliouby. Affectiva is a spin-off from MIT Media Lab. What does the company […]

New requirements for EMTALA

September 6th, 2019 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

In case you missed the release of the Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters article SE19012 on June 27, 2019, I wanted to share some insights for all the compliance folks […]

What’s for dinner? Creating something meaningful from raw data

September 4th, 2019 / By Precious Porter, RN, BSN

Have you ever come home after a long day’s work and after looking in the refrigerator and pantry wondered, “What should I make for dinner?” I have done that quite […]