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New AHA resource on ICD-10-CM coding for social determinants of health

The American Hospital Association recently released a new resource that hospitals and health systems can use to educate caregivers and coding professionals about the important need to collect data on the social determinants of health. AHA successfully advocated changing the requirement for these codes to

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CMS reports on care disparities for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries

A new report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of Minority Health looks at racial, ethnic and gender differences on 27 clinical quality and eight patient experience measures for beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage health and drug plans in 2015-2016. The data are

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Opioid overdose treatment grants

Qualified opioid treatment programs, practitioners and health centers can apply through June 4 for up to $200,000 a year for five years to expand access to Food and Drug Administration-approved opioid overdose treatments, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced recently. SAMHSA expects

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HHS issues update on SamSam Ransomware campaigns

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthcare Cybersecurity Integration and Communications Center recently released an update on ongoing cyberattacks on health care and government organizations using a form of ransomware known as SamSam. According to the report, at least eight separate attacks using

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NCHA is now the North Carolina Healthcare Association

As of Jan. 1, the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) has changed its name and brand to the North Carolina Healthcare Association: Uniting hospitals, health systems and care providers for healthier communities. The decision came after a year-long discernment process, during which we

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NCHA is now the North Carolina Healthcare Association

As of Jan. 1, the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA) has changed its name and brand to the North Carolina Healthcare Association: Uniting hospitals, health systems and care providers for healthier communities. The decision came after a year-long discernment process, during which we

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NCHA partners with emergency physicians, pharmacists on opioid management guidelines

In 2016, North Carolina’s emergency departments treated more than 4,100 opioid overdoses, an average of 11 per day.  As part of its ongoing commitment to help address the behavioral health crisis in our state, NCHA convened front-line providers to develop new guidelines to

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