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Demystifying Medicare Risk Adjustment

July 15th, 2019 / By Samuel Young, MD

As the activity around the forthcoming 2020 election period is heating up, and with it, talk of “Medicare-For-All” options, I thought I’d begin my contribution to the Inside Angle blog […]

AI Talk: Trends, lawsuit, word associations and black or white?

July 12th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… AI Healthcare Trends Last month, Forbes featured an article summarizing the trends in health care impacted by AI. The author, Terence Mills, is the CEO of […]

Summer is here: Don’t get burned by medical coding staff shortages

July 12th, 2019 / By Stacie Silvia, RHIT, CCS

Summer is a great time to relax and unwind with family and friends, but coding departments can feel overwhelmed with multiple time-off requests. We all want and need some downtime, […]

Flying to the hospital and getting treated for air ambulance sticker shock

July 10th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

Patients are charged around $1,200 for an ambulance ride to the hospital, while the median price of an air ambulance for privately insured patients is $36,400. Why is the price […]

ICD-10, FY 2020, and the weirdness of time

July 8th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

For those of us facing “maturity,” when we were growing up the year 2020 seemed an impossibly exotic thing, the stuff of science fiction. Time has flown like a freaking […]

Cultural context and the implementation of a new EHR: Lessons for the VA from Denmark

July 3rd, 2019 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

A recent Politico piece on the implementation of Epic in Denmark highlighted some key areas where the American-grown electronic health record (EHR) was simply “lost in translation” in the Scandinavian […]

Updates to E/M guidelines will reflect modern health care

July 1st, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

In the morning, while getting ready for work, I listen to the radio. It’s the same program I’ve listened to for over 20 years. Normally, I “tune out” when commercials […]

AI Talk: Dark patterns, dueling assistants and a teenage blockchain engineer

June 28th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Dark patterns This week, the New York Times featured an article that talks about “dark patterns.” This term, coined almost a decade ago, is well known […]

How far off track are we when someone suggests we look to organized crime as a model for improving health care in the U.S.?

June 26th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Dr. John H. Wasson has decades of research digging into what is important to people vis-à-vis health care. He has published in all the big journals, testified in the big […]

ICD-10 data meets the IPPS Rule: MS-DRG proposed change highlights, part 2

June 24th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

Part one of this two-part blog was a high-level summary of two major areas of focus in the proposed MS-DRG changes: the MCC/CC designations and the “unrelated OR DRGs. This […]

AI Talk: Curative apps, supercomputers, rats and Libra

June 21st, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Curative apps and business model I saw a reference to this interesting news article in AMIA Daily Download. It’s about how one digital app called Big […]

The return of Agile Methods for research

June 21st, 2019 / By Ryan Butterfield, DrPH, MBA, Paul LaBrec

This blog is an add-on, addendum, follow-up, sequel, or closing score to our previous discussion on the use of Agile Methods in a research environment. We have been applying agile […]