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    The top ten things CEOs got right during the pandemic

    By HFN Staff for Healthcare Finance News All health systems and hospitals have struggled during the pandemic, in terms of both caring for patients who have COVID-19 and in staying above water financially. It’s closing in on a year since the pandemic ramped up in the United States.…

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    2021’s 20 healthiest, unhealthiest cities in America: WalletHub says

    By Eric Oliver for Becker’s Hospital Review WalletHub released its healthiest and unhealthiest cities in America list for 2021 on Feb. 8. The firm compares 180 of the most populated areas in the U.S. across 44 benchmarks to determine its list. The benchmarks fell into four categories: healthcare, food, fitness…

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    29 physician specialties ranked by burnout rates

    By Mackenzie Bean for Becker’s Hospital Review Critical care physicians have the highest rates of burnout among all physician specialties, according to a new survey from Medscape. For the report, Medscape surveyed 12,339 physicians in more than 29 specialties from Aug. 30 to Nov. 5, 2020. Across all specialties, 42…

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    AMA adds CPT codes for J&J COVID-19 vaccine

    Katie Adams for Becker’s Hospital Review The American Medical Association on Jan. 19 published three Current Procedural Terminology codes for the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Johnson & Johnson. The codes allow for better tracking and data reporting by distinguishing the vaccine from others. The AMA published the new CPT…

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    Implementing Computer-Assisted Coding at Sarasota Memorial Health Care System

    By George Redd-Hachey, MSML, CCS, CCDS, CHDA, CHPS for The Journal of AHIMA Located in southwest Florida, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System (SMH) includes an 839-bed teaching hospital, level II trauma center, rehabilitation pavilion, and behavioral health center. Additional facilities include a free-standing emergency center and six urgent…

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    New AI model can predict length of COVID-19 hospitalization

    Kat Jercich for Healthcare IT News By using patient age, sex and daily clinical state, the machine learning model also predicts the probability of in-hospital mortality. A group of Israeli scientists published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association this week showcasing how a…

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    Documentation Integrity in the Age of Speech Recognition

    By Selena Chavis for For the Record It wasn’t that long ago that documentation integrity processes were heavily defined by the work of transcriptionists. Following widespread adoption of EHRs and advances in speech recognition technology, the landscape of health care documentation has shifted dramatically in recent years—and this…

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    10 changes CMS made in 2021

    By Eric Oliver for Becker’s Hospital Review With the new calendar year, several CMS changes took effect, with more on the way. Here’s a roundup of changes CMS made or will make in 2021: Removed 298 musculoskeletal-related services. By 2024, all 1,700 procedures on the inpatient-only list will…

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