CWTC [Episode 155] Reporting COVID Vaccines

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Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. Listen in for twenty minutes or so every other Monday and send in your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® To receive […]

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CWTC [Episode 154] Becoming a Coder or Biller, PT OT SLP Telehealth

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Welcome to Coffee with the Coder®, our conversation with Paula Digby and her team to address issues, observations and questions for Health Information Management professionals, physicians, auditors, payors and students. Listen in for twenty minutes or so every other Monday and send in your favorite questions or comments for Coffee with the Coder® To receive […]

Developing therapies for treatment-resistant prostate cancer

On , in Sharp Reads, by Paula Digby

Cancer effects so many people around the world. Cancer of the prostate, is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in men. Have you or anyone you know experienced prostate cancer? Do you ever wonder if, in our lifetime, there will be a time when we don’t have to worry about cancer deaths? (4-mintue read) Developing […]

Don’t Lose Track of the Dangers of Cholesterol

On , in Sharp Reads, by Paula Digby

Often when we read medical records, patient’s have cholesterol issues.  In fact, its so often that the diagnosis could be discounted in our thoughts as just another common ailment.  Did you know that adults over the age of 20 should begin to have their cholesterol checked every 5 years or so. Do you or someone […]

Cash for Colonoscopies: Colorado Tries to Lower Health Costs Through Incentives

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Colorado is incentivizing patients. These checks can range from below $50 to in the thousands. The article below explains the Colorado Purchasing Alliance and the patient requirements to receive initiatives from procedures.  What a great idea and the side effect is a more educated consumer!  Would you use something like this if it were available […]

How can we use AI to Preserve Privacy in Biomedicine?

On , in Sharp Reads, by Paula Digby

AI has taken the world and medical field by storm. We use AI in everyday task without even realizing it. AI is now being used to protect patient privacy.  Do you use voice activated programs?  Everyone is constantly looking for ways to make life simpler and more effective.  . What types of AI do you […]

13 hospitals receive funding as special pathogen care hubs

On , in Sharp Reads, by Paula Digby

Highly infectious diseases require special care and treatment, we are all familiar with the COVID-19 and Ebola outbreaks. Maybe you are also familiar with John Hopkins Medical Center or Denver Health and Hospital Authority, which are two out of the ten regional emerging special pathogen treatment centers. These hospitals will all receive funding to make […]

Heart medication shows potential as treatment for alcohol use disorder

On , in Sharp Reads, by Paula Digby

Heart disease and alcohol use disorder sound like two separate things, but they do have something in common. The drug spironolactone. This drug is typically seen as a heart medication, however a recent study shows that this drug can also help treat alcohol use disorder! This drug can help high blood pressure and assist patients […]