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HIPAA Compliance Lessons Learned from OCR Civil Monetary Penalties

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$70,000. That was the amount of one Office of Civil Rights (OCR)…

Best Practices for Implementing New Medical Codes and Guidelines

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In just a few weeks, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS turn six! On that…

Healthcare APIs and Release of Information

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Bi-directional application programming interfaces (APIs) give…

The Power of Consistent and Standardized Text for Cancer Registries

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Every few years, I am asked to do a presentation on text fields…

Digital Release of Information: It’s easier than you think

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According to an Accenture research report, “health systems…

NCQA Proposed Measure Changes for HEDIS 2022

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Each year, NCQA looks to the public for feedback on proposed…

Clinical Documentation – In it for the long haul

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While it is hard to believe that we have been in the midst of…
what is release of information

Release of information, and how is it changing?

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‘Change’ is the only constant in life, and these days, digital…

Cancer Registry Quality Control Standards Through the Years

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The goal of collecting and analyzing cancer registry data is…

Trauma Registry 101

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Trauma registries are just one of the many patient registries…
The CMS Extension and the 2021 Outlook for Record Retrieval

The CMS Extension and the 2021 Outlook for Record Retrieval

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Now that 2021 has arrived, a national election recently completed,…
2021 Standards for Oncology Registry Entry (STORE) It Is Not That Bad!

2021 Standards for Oncology Registry Entry (STORE): It Is Not That Bad!

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In the total scheme of things, the changes to STORE 2021 for…
What-is-information-blocking

What is information blocking? Am I an information blocker?

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Mike Lipinski, Director of the Regulatory and Policy Affairs…
Risk-Adjustment-FAQs

Risk Adjustment FAQs

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What Is Risk Adjustment? Risk adjustment is an annual process…