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Address Skill Gaps, Boost Coder Productivity
There are holes in coders’ games, according to the results of a nationwide coding contest. Don’t fret, say coding directors, there are strategies out there that can help plug any deficiencies.

Featured Articles

Industry Professionals Embrace Collaborative Approach
to Concurrent Coding

How to Form an EHR Contingency Plan
Rappin’ About RACs

Web Exclusives (view archive)
• Health Care CIO Trend Adjustments for 2020
• Resolutions for Refining the Claims Audit Process for a Better 2020

News (view archive)

• Health Groups Press for Solution to Patient Matching Problem

• Wyoming Health System COO Recounts Ransomware Attack

• Prison Inmate Medical Record Info Exposed

• Woman Wants Rochester Regional Health Held Accountable for Alleged HIPAA Violations

• 3M Sues IBM Watson Health Over Software Use

Blog Speak

ONC Should Not Delay the Release
of Its Rule

I Didn’t Become a Physician to Do
Data Entry

Health Data Outside HIPAA: Simply Extending HIPAA Would Be a #FAIL

Spotlight on Health Information Exchange 

Can TEFCA Ensure Interoperability
on a National Scale?

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

FHIR Blazes New Path Toward Interoperability

By the Numbers


This percentage of respondents to the fourth annual UnitedHealthcare Consumer Sentiment Survey said the internet or a mobile app is the first source they usually consult for information about specific health symptoms, conditions, or ailments. Only health care professionals, such as a nurse or doctor, ranked higher at 46%.

Quick Code

Coding for Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Versus Diagnoses, and Community-Acquired Pneumonia