The Medical Minute – MMI Medical Blog

National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week

National Women’s Health Week is a week to serve as a reminder for women to make their health a priority as well as building positive, lifelong healthy habits. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health oversees National Women’s Health...

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Healthcon 2019 Wrap-Up

Healthcon 2019 Wrap-Up

MMI attended AAPC’s Healthcon 2019. Healthcon 2018 was MMI’s first time back to Healthcon in a few years, but we were more than excited to exhibit again. Healthcon 2019 was definitely one for the books for MMI. Las Vegas was an amazing time, although Pacific Time did...

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Incident To – The Finer Points

Incident To – The Finer Points

“Incident to” is a topic that has been covered for years at various association meetings and articles, yet the subject is continually misunderstood.  I would like to review the finer points as a refresher as I continue to hear the same questions.  There may be more...

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Medicare’s What’s Covered App

Medicare’s What’s Covered App

Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created the What’s Covered App since two thirds of Medicare patients use the Internet daily. The What’s Covered App gives consumers access to the most used information of the website (Medicare.gov). CMS released a...

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Keeping Up With Telehealth

Keeping Up With Telehealth

Telehealth uses telecommunication to facilitate care from a distance using video chap applications like Skype and FaceTime via computer or mobile device. Rock Health reported that 75% of consumers used at least one channel to access telehealth in 2018, which was...

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How to Code Opioid Use Disorder

How to Code Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid abuse, addiction, and overdoses are a serious public health problem and grouped together as Opioid Use Disorder. The National Institute on Drug Abuse says more than 115 people in the United States die daily from overdosing on opioids. The CDC estimates $78.5...

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Job Growth in Healthcare

Job Growth in Healthcare

The healthcare sector created 1 out of 7 new US jobs in 2018 based off preliminary data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Although most of the jobs reported are clinical based, that means there is a growing demand for support ranks such as coding,...

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