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August 2017

By the Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 29 No. 8 P. 34

Up to this percentage of consumers would consider seeing a provider virtually—and 19% already have, according to a Virtual Visits Consumer Choice Survey from the Advisory Board Company. Top consumer concerns with virtual visits identified by the survey respondents are care quality (21%) and the provider not being able to diagnose or treat them virtually (19%). Only 9% of respondents said they had no concerns about virtual visits.

The final 2018 ICD-10-CM codes include this number more changes than what was proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in April's hospital inpatient prospective payment system rule. The final 2018 update CMS posted to its website in June includes 360 new, 142 deleted, and 226 revised diagnosis codes.

$729.4 Million
According to a report by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services inappropriately paid about this amount in EHR incentives to providers and hospitals during the audit period of May 2011 to June 2014, based on a sample of 100 eligible professionals in which the OIG identified 14 with payments totaling $291,222 that did not meet the requirements for incentive payments.

$20 Million
Michael and Judith Gaulke donated this amount to Sutter Health's Innovation Hatchery, an incubator for identifying creative solutions to health care challenges, validating their effectiveness in real-world settings, and integrating them into patient care as quickly and safely as possible. This is the single largest donation in the not-for-profit health care network's history.

7 out of 10
Following the WannaCry ransomware attacks, Carbon Black surveyed 5,000 people and found this number of consumers trust that their health care providers can keep their data safe, and 68% of consumers said they would consider leaving their health care provider if it were hit by ransomware.

According to an Evolve IP report, more than this percentage of health care covered entities and business associates have compromised e-mail accounts that threaten protected health information security.

Millennials (this percentage) expressed more excitement than baby boomers (33%) about the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care; however, 74% of baby boomers and 60% of millennials are worried about whether new technologies like AI will lead to incorrect diagnoses, according to a Salesforce report.

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