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The next COVID-19 coding update: More like a planned emergency?

October 2nd, 2020 / By Rhonda Butler

Hopefully October 1 came and went for you as normally as could be expected—considering we are beginning fiscal year 2021 during the biggest health care emergency of our lifetimes. Typically, […]

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Article: How a pandemic impacts HIPAA requirements

With Barbara Aubry, RN

Read this article from Barbara Aubry to learn about HIPAA changes during COVID-19 and what the future holds.

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The telemedicine wave: Good or bad?

July 20th, 2020 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Telemedicine has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic with expanded access guidelines from the CDC and others.[1]  How much of this is a good thing? Should we continue the new rules […]

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Social determinants of health in the time of COVID-19

June 19th, 2020 / By Amanda Steffon

It has been over 100 years since the Spanish Flu spread across the globe. Although we cannot make a direct comparison between then and now, there are contributing factors in […]

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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, 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 […]