Why 4 Technologies That Boomed During Covid-19 Will Keep People Home More After A Vaccine
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Why 4 Technologies That Boomed During Covid-19 Will Keep People Home More After A Vaccine

” Even before the pandemic, remote monitoring of chronically ill patients had been shown to cut emergency room visits, hospital stays, and costs, allowing medical professionals to intervene before a situation becomes dire.” By Moe Kelley Moe is a mobility expert with the Oliver Wyman Forum and a partner in the communications, media, and technology practice…

Telemedicine takes big hit in federal healthcare fraud takedown in South Florida
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Telemedicine takes big hit in federal healthcare fraud takedown in South Florida

BY JAY WEAVER OCTOBER 09, 2020 06:00 AM, UPDATED OCTOBER 09, 2020 06:27 AM A Consumer Alert from Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office concerned fake COVID-19 stimulus text messages. U.S. Health and Human Services said scam callers use COVID-19 to get Medicare information. BY CDC As the advertising folks like to say, telemedicine is…

ARTICLE: HHS OCR Announces HIPAA Enforcement Actions & Data Regarding Hackers
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ARTICLE: HHS OCR Announces HIPAA Enforcement Actions & Data Regarding Hackers

“The best way for any provider to mitigate the risk of a cybersecurity incident and/or privacy violation is to have a third party conduct a comprehensive risk analysis.” Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA More than 500 individuals affected; five new enforcement actions published. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights…

ARTICLE: Racial bias found in algorithm used to predict healthcare needs of millions of Americans
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ARTICLE: Racial bias found in algorithm used to predict healthcare needs of millions of Americans

“Predictive algorithms that power these tools should be continually reviewed and refined, and supplemented by information such as socio-economic data, to help clinicians make the best-informed care decisions for each patient.” ARTICLE: Racial bias found in algorithm used to predict healthcare needs of millions of Americans BY: Harriet Alexander An algorithm used to predict the…

Coronavirus: Skin rashes emerge as possible symptom of coronavirus, dermatologists say

Coronavirus: Skin rashes emerge as possible symptom of coronavirus, dermatologists say

The skin-rash symptoms range from hives to measles-like rashes to a condition resembling frostbite. By Jory Rand LOS ANGELES — Certain skin rashes are emerging as possible symptoms of COVID-19, prompting additional research by some doctors and guidance by the American Academy of Dermatology. “It just was so painful,” said Jessica, a Los Angeles woman…

Coronavirus COVID-19 ICD-10 Coding FREE Cheat Sheet Download Included
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Coronavirus COVID-19 ICD-10 Coding FREE Cheat Sheet Download Included

by Belinda Holmes In an effort to help expedite claim submission and public reporting, we have created a cheat sheet for the most common novel Coronavirus COVID-19 virus related ICD-10 coding diagnoses along with frequently seen symptoms, conditions, and complications.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released official guidance on coding for…

Diabetes Can Independently Lead To Heart Failure, Population Study Shows

Diabetes Can Independently Lead To Heart Failure, Population Study Shows

– By Terri Malloy ROCHESTER, Minn. ― Heart problems are a common development for people with diabetes. In fact, about 33% of people in the U.S. admitted to the hospital for heart failure also have diabetes. Heart failure may be the result of a co-condition, such as hypertension or coronary heart disease, but not always….

Colds and Flu Are Contagious Much Longer Than You Think

Colds and Flu Are Contagious Much Longer Than You Think

By Minda ZetlinCo-author, The Geek Gap@MindaZetlin You wake up feeling crummy. Your throat is sore. You have no energy and no appetite. You strongly suspect that you’re coming down with a cold or maybe the flu. But. There’s an important meeting at work and you’re the one who’s supposed to lead the meeting. Or maybe there’s…