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Why telehealth is more than just a pandemic trend

Bill Siwicki for Healthcare It News The COVID-19 pandemic brought telemedicine technology and services to a mainstream audience – like it or not. As it turned out, studies have shown that a great many patients and providers like the flexibility that telemedicine affords. Liz Fobare is vice president of product management at Tebra, a vendor…

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10 states with highest coding rates for social-determinants-of-health diagnoses

By Andrew Cass for Becker’s Hospital Review In 2021, 4.6 percent of Nevada’s inpatient claims contained a social determinant of health diagnosis code, the highest percentage in the U.S, according to a study conducted by data analytics company Hospital Pricing Specialists. Hospital Pricing Specialists reviewed 8.4 million inpatient claims from Jan. 1, 2021, to Dec. 31,…

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528K jobs added to workforce in July as unemployment rate improves

By Claire Wallace for Becker’s ASC Review About 528,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in July, nearly doubling economist projections, and bringing the unemployment rate down to 3.5 percent. With the growing job market, and a 5.8 percent growth in hourly wages in July, the Federal Reserve is growing concerned about an increasing inflation rate,…

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