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    Prebunking’ vs. debunking: How to get ahead of health misinformation

    By Katie Adams for Becker’s Healthcare Review Healthcare communication professionals have been scrambling to debunk misinformation throughout the pandemic. However, creating awareness of the tropes shared among most conspiracy theories and misinformation campaigns could be a more effective approach, Wired reported Aug. 28. The practice is sometimes referred to as…

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    Nevada hospital ransomware attack could affect data of 1.3M patients

    By Kat Jercich for Healthcare IT News The University Medical Center Southern Nevada has reported that a ransomware attack earlier this summer affected the data of 1,300,000 people. The organization said in a statement that the incident only lasted a day, but the bad actors were able to compromise some…

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    How to create the hospital of the future based on lessons of the past

    By Susan Morse for Healthcare Finance What does the hospital of the future look like? That depends on how health system and hospital executives apply the knowledge learned during the COVID-19 crisis to their strategic plans moving forward, according to Michael J. Dowling, CEO and president of Northwell…

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    Guest post: A real life example of when not to query

    By Howard Rodenberg, MD, MPH, CCDS for ACDIS CDI Blog In one of my recent efforts for the ACDIS Blog, I mentioned that there were times when it might be better not to query. I’ve also mentioned that before one sends a query, one needs to take into account the entire…

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    Hospitals boost hiring efforts, sweeten employee benefits, survey finds

    By Hailey Mensik for Healthcare Dive Dive Brief: Nearly 40% of hospitals surveyed from April through June by employment services firm Aon said they’re ramping up hiring to meet increasing demand for medical services following last year’s widespread delays and cancellation of nonemergency care due to COVID-19, according to a…

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    UnitedHealthcare loses Medicare Advantage overpayment suit

    By Rebecca Pifer Healthcare Dive Dive Brief: A federal appeals court has ruled against UnitedHealthcare, the biggest private payer in the U.S., and reversed a 2018 decision overturning Medicare’s overpayment rule requiring insurers to refund reimbursement to CMS within 60 days if they learn a diagnosis lacks medical…

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    AMA finalizes CPT codes for COVID-19 boosters

    By Katie Adams for Becker’s Hospital Review The American Medical Association said Aug. 16 the Current Procedural Terminology code set is ready for third doses of Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines. The FDA on Aug. 12 amended the emergency use authorizations for Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines, allowing…

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    What Does the Future Hold for Telehealth? New Report Gives Hints

    Thanks to the pandemic, Americans have gotten used to having appointments with their doctors and other health providers through video chats, phone calls, and text-based e-visits. But what does the future hold for telehealth, and how can providers, insurers, and policymakers use the experience of the past year…

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