Findings from a field trial recently published in Health Information Management Journal show that a simplified version of ICD-10-CM may be an effective tool in developing countries that have been unable to collect ICD-10-based health statistics.
HIPAA allows patients to request amendments to their medical records. Facilities are not required to automatically make whatever change a patient requests, but they must allow patients to make the requests and follow a specific process for handling them.
Q: We have a patient admitted with a history of chronic heart failure (CHF) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who was admitted with volume overload due to acute kidney injury (AKI) and dialysis noncompliance. The AKI and volume overload resolved with hemodialysis treatment. How should we report this in ICD-10-CM?
Q: Where can the policy be found that shows records can be destroyed as soon as they are scanned into the electronic medical record (EMR)? Would a hospital presume that it is acceptable to destroy paper records after they are scanned into the EMR if electronic storage media is legally acceptable for medical records in its state?
This week’s Medicare updates include a new national coverage analysis for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, an article on CMS actions in Hurricane Michael relief efforts, the release of the 2019 Star Ratings for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans, and more!
The United States Small-Area Life Expectancy Project (USALEEP) is a public health project measuring life expectancy at birth for nearly every neighborhood in the country. USALEEP data provide community health insights and show that not everyone has the same opportunity to be healthy where they live.