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June/July 2018


Value-Based Payment Model Faces Familiar Barriers
Apparently, interoperability woes have no bounds, threatening even the industry's transition to value-based care.

Joint Maneuvers: Coding Knee and Should Injuries
Adroitness and flexibility—plus a hefty knowledge of anatomy—can help coders master the nuances of shoulder and knee procedures.

Deidentification Done Right
The growing use of artificial intelligence has some industry experts questioning whether HIPAA needs to be adjusted.

Informatics Takes Off
The discipline continues to rise to the forefront of health care operations.


Editor's Note

CFO Zone
To avoid compliance risks and boost revenue, smart physician practices will keep a coder on the payroll.

Coding Corner
Here's hoping coders have mastered 2018's coding changes because the 2019 batch is arriving sooner than you think.

Cyber Crime
A ransomware attack is bound to cause at least some panic. What happens following the initial shock will determine how an organization emerges from the ordeal.

Industry Insight
Instead of following the path set by the recently released Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement, it might be a better idea to approach interoperability from a different angle.


By the Numbers
Get the lowdown on health care's facts and figures.