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Cracking the codes: A 101-level guide to healthcare’s major coding systems

While it may have been years (or decades) since many of us were full-time students, that doesn’t mean there’s no place for continuing education – even if it’s just a quick refresher on a key topic or two. When working with medical coding terms, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by an alphabet soup of acronyms or think you need an advanced degree to keep everything straight, but never fear – this medical coding company has got you covered.

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Worth the watch: Advancing women leaders in health IT

With so much national excitement about the first female vice president of the United States, how do we transform enthusiasm into action to promote women leaders in health IT? From STEM education to mentoring and networking, the “COVID effect” on women in the workplace to matters of equity, it’s time to talk openly about these issues to help generate meaningful change across the healthcare industry.

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In My Opinion: Talking clinical terminology with Vidhya Sivakumaran, Director of Content Delivery

The fact that the letters IMO don’t just stand for Intelligent Medical Objects isn’t lost on this medical coding company. Indeed, we believe it’s high time IMO embraced our text-slang status, and we’re kicking things off with In My Opinion, a monthly Ideas series featuring Q&As with IMO employees. We’re thrilled to get started with Vidhya Sivakumaran, PhD. Vidhya over to you.

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HHS proposes overdue changes to HIPAA privacy rule

When access to healthcare services is fragmented – changing depending on plan types, insurance companies, and much more – patient care can suffer. That’s a problem that a new proposal from the Department of Health and Human Services hopes to address.

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IMO releases new value sets to help with COVID-19 vaccination efforts

For much of 2020, the world waited with bated breath for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. Now, with two vaccines approved for use by the FDA, attention is turning to rollout. Today, IMO is proud to announce the release of new value sets within our IMO Precision Sets suite that will help track and coordinate coronavirus vaccinations.

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Save the dates: 2021 code system updates at-a-glance

In order to stay current, standardized code systems provide routine updates and adjustments. Some are annual, others occur multiple times a year, and then – as the pandemic aptly demonstrated – there is the need for off-cycle additions. It’s a lot to keep up with, but we’re here to help.

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Lessons learned in a year like no other

For many companies and the people who power them, 2020 was a challenging year. As we head into 2021 our CEO, Ann Barnes, takes a look back at obstacles we overcame at IMO and important lessons learned.

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Clinical terminology and COVID-19: IMO’s ongoing response to the pandemic

IMO is committed to ensuring providers have the most up-to-date clinical terminology for documenting cases of the novel coronavirus. To help our healthcare partners manage and minimize the spread of COVID-19 – and to give providers sufficient time to align their systems with recent regulatory announcements – our December release contains updated mappings, clinical terminologies, and procedure codes related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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