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In this issue...
  • Save the Date: Legislative Day 2015
  • Limits exist for healthcare consolidation, federal court affirms
  • Researchers unveil bidirectional ICD-9 to ICD-10 mapping tool
  • Trick to engagement? Hook patients without them knowing it
  • Telehealth is changing the landscape of diabetes management
  • Understanding a medical record breach vs. a medical data breach
  • 5 ways to improve the palliative-care patient experience
  • Opinion: Healthcare has no incentive to keep patient data secure
  • Upcoming Webinars




  • SPONSORED CONTENT

    Save the Date: Legislative Day 2015
    AAHAM
    Sponsored by The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), this event brings you face-to-face with the decision-makers in Washington who will determine the outcome of our industry's top legislative priorities.

    Legislative Day is right around the corner, March 30-31. We are all very excited to present you with a jam-packed agenda for this year's trip to "The Hill". This year we are making appointments for you with both your senators and representatives. Those of you who have attended this event in the past can attest to the excitement of being part of a grassroots advocacy event such as this. With all of the issues and obstacles facing us in healthcare today, it is imperative that you take this opportunity to let your voice be heard in Washington. AAHAM is giving you the opportunity to personally make this happen. Don't let this once a year opportunity pass you by!

    Due to the nature of this event and to allow sufficient time to set up legislative appointments, attendance is limited, and will be available on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to send in your registration form and payment today.

    The deadline to register is March 9 and reserve your room at our special discounted AAHAM rate is March 6.

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    Where & When
    Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
    Washington, D.C.
    March 30-31
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    Limits exist for healthcare consolidation, federal court affirms
    HealthLeaders Media
    A recent federal appellate court ruling demonstrates the tension within the healthcare sector that arises when the need to consolidate runs up against the Clayton Act and enforcers at the FTC, says one legal observer.
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    Researchers unveil bidirectional ICD-9 to ICD-10 mapping tool
    EHR Intelligence
    A team of researchers has unveiled a bidirectional ICD-9 and ICD-10 mapping tool which it claims will enable healthcare organizations, providers, researchers, and other professionals to compare diseases during the upcoming ICD-10 transition. Two kinds of tools emerged from the work of Boyd et al published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association
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    Trick to engagement? Hook patients without them knowing it
    Healthcare IT News
    Picture the patient Harold as a long-haired, straggly-bearded street man in Salt Lake City. That's how the staff at Intermountain Healthcare's emergency department, where Harold presented regularly, saw him. And them some: alcoholic, intimidating and abusive.
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    Telehealth is changing the landscape of diabetes management
    By Karen R. Thomas
    Diabetes is an epidemic that affects both individuals who suffer from the disease and the overall economy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, a dramatic increase in the previous estimate of 26 million in 2010.
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    Understanding a medical record breach vs. a medical data breach
    Health Data Management
    Level one is pretty basic info, things that are fairly easily knowable about you without any hacking, normally sourced through Open Source Intelligence gathering. However, grabbing a big fat collection of such data might still earn a bad guy some black market bucks, say if a spammer needed fresh targets.
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    5 ways to improve the palliative-care patient experience
    FierceHealthcare
    Palliative care providers can significantly reduce their patients' risk of unnecessary physical and emotional discomfort if they meet 10 quality measures, according to new research published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
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    Opinion: Healthcare has no incentive to keep patient data secure
    Becker's Hospital Review
    Experts largely agree: Healthcare hacks are going to happen, and the rate and severity of breaches are only expected to increase. The future looks bleak for healthcare data privacy. Or, maybe the industry should be honest with itself and realize that privacy does not exist in healthcare, suggests a post from the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation.
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    Upcoming Webinars

    Topic: Your Solution to Medical Necessity Denials
    When:
    WEDNESDAY, March 4 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
    Speaker: Olakunle Olaniyan, MD, MBA, FACP, FACPE, President of Case Management Covenants LLC

    This interesting intermediate level webinar will review the origin and background macroeconomic trends driving denials. Learn about a comprehensive physician driven approach to preventing and minimizing medical necessity denials. To make sure we have space for you, payment must be received by Feb. 25.

    Click here to download the full description and printable order form.

    Click here to register online.

    NON-Members can click here to register online.

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