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January 2019

features

Is Offshore Coding Dead in the Water?
An eye-opening study spotlights the risks of choosing a coding partner that sends work offshore.

FHIR Blazes New Path Toward Interoperability
The standard may hold the key to dousing fears about health care's ability to seamlessly transfer clinical data.

Diversity Key to Patient Matching
A RAND Corporation study found that a multiprong strategy may help put a dent in health care's long-standing problem.

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
It may be 2019, but the health care industry continues to hang onto the beloved fax machine, a bygone technology whose time may be short if the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has its way.

departments

Editor's Note
Don't Be a Robot

HIPAA Challenges
The time it takes health care organizations to detect data breaches continues to decline, but it still is not ideal.

Quality Assurance
To achieve proper reimbursement, learn the ins and outs of reporting shared/split visits.

News Briefs
A survey on charge capture practices reveals several interesting tidbits on the role of coders.

Focus on Research
A colorful infographic helps to illustrate the five stages of data quality maturity.

EHR Insider
To avoid becoming vulnerable to malpractice claims, physicians must use EHR technology as it was intended.

Datebook

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