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COVID-19: pregnancy and newborn coding

May 18th, 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 6th, 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 1st, 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 29th, 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 20th, 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 13th, 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 18th, 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 11th, 2020 / By Audrey Howard

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 3rd, 2020 / By Audrey Howard

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 22nd, 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 8th, 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 17th, 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 […]