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Five Vaccines You Should Have If You Work In Health Care
Vaccination is a key part of lifelong health care. While the vaccines you received as a child provided you with a lot of protection from dangerous illnesses, there are also vaccines you should receive as an adult that are just as important. In celebration of this year’s World Immunization Week, we would like to review some of the key vaccines that adults, particularly those who work in healthcare, should receive as part of their own care.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Mental and Physical Health | Tags: WHO, CDC, FDA, Providers, CDI, Healthcare Employees, Training, Immunization, Vaccines, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Whooping Cough, Influenza, Flu, Chickenpox, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal Diseases, Meningitis | View Count: (311)
Understanding Munchausen Syndrome and New 2019 Coding Guidelines
What do you do when you suspect that one of your patients is faking their medical symptoms? In some cases, you may find yourself looking for signs of a rare disorder connected with this type of behavior called Munchausen Syndrome. In this article, we discuss not only some common warning signs of this condition that you might encounter but also how to code it accurately once it is verified.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: Providers, CMS, Coding, ICD-10, ICD-10-CM, Healthcare Employees, Training, Munchausen Syndrome, Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, Factitious Disorder, FBI, DSM-5, Continuing Education | View Count: (678)
Heart Health and Compliance: Reflections for American Heart Month
February is a month filled with hearts. With the endless rows of heart-shaped boxes at the store, internal debates about the health merits of chocolate, and reminders of American Heart Month, you cannot escape discussions surrounding this important organ. Healthcare providers can keep hearts healthy for Valentine’s Day this year by working with patients to help manage their risk factors for heart disease, like high blood pressure or cholesterol.
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles, Mental and Physical Health | Tags: CDC, Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, Providers, HIPAA Covered Entities, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, Compliance, CDI, Coding, ICD-10, ICD-10-CM, Mobile Devices, mHealth, EHR, Continuing Education, Healthcare Employees, Training, Heart Health | View Count: (475)
Healthcare Provider Stress and Burnout: Risk Factors, Effects, and Responses
For healthcare professionals, burnout can lead to both mental health problems and professional issues related to patient safety and healthcare costs. Many organizations are working to develop programs that can help clinicians address work-related stress and burnout before it builds into a problem. Learn about the risk factors and effects of professional burnout, as well as what one organization is doing to address burnout among its employees.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Mental and Physical Health | Tags: Joint Commission, Mental Health, Burnout, Healthcare Employees, Providers | View Count: (937)
Increasing Both Awareness and Compliance During Mental Health Month
This month, organizations across the country are working to educate the public, provide mental health resources, and fight the stigma associated with mental illness as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. For healthcare professionals, this month can serve as a good time to review healthcare compliance regulations, such as HIPAA, that apply to mental health care and patient mental health information.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: HHS, OCR, CDC, SAMHSA, NIMH, HIPAA, Privacy, Security, Compliance, Mental Health, HIPAA Covered Entities, Continuing Education | View Count: (1174)
The Benefits of Global Vaccination Efforts and Where We Can Go From Here
Immunizations are widely recognized as one of the most successful health interventions in the world today. During World Immunizations Week, the World Health Organization takes time to highlight the importance of vaccinations, underscore their value, and demonstrate the ways that everyone can continue to drive vaccination progress. This year, World Immunization Week is from April 24-30, 2018, and the theme is “Protected Together #VaccinesWork”
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Mental and Physical Health | Tags: WHO, Immunization, Vaccines, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal Diseases, Meningitis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio | View Count: (568)
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Protecting Newborn Patients from In-Hospital Falls

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Protecting Newborn Patients from In-Hospital Falls
When a newborn patient falls in the hospital, it can easily escalate into conditions that cause serious harm to the newborn as well as emotional distress for their parents and caregivers. Recently, The Joint Commission released an advisory discussing various recommendations for healthcare organizations to mitigate the risks of newborn in-hospital falls. What are some steps that your organization can take to avoid these potential falls?
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Mental and Physical Health | Tags: Joint Commission, Infant & Newborn Health, Providers, Healthcare Employees | View Count: (574)
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Compliance and Addressing the Current Opioid Crisis

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Compliance and Addressing the Current Opioid Crisis
Information sharing can play an important role in combating the current opioid crisis, but it's crucial to also remain compliant with healthcare regulations such as HIPAA. Remain knowledgeable about how to review and monitor healthcare programs at your organization that may treat patients potentially suffering from opioid addiction with Healthcare Auditor Training.
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| Categories: Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Professional Articles, AIHC Free CEU Articles, Compliance and the Opioid Epidemic | Tags: CDC, OCR, Compliance, Audit, HIPAA, Addiction, Opioid Crisis, Pain Management, Privacy, Continuing Education | View Count: (1418)
American Heart Month: February Isn't Just for Valentines
February is a month filled with romance, but it’s also American Heart Month: a time when healthcare professionals work to raise awareness of heart disease. For instance, did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? This month, with heart-shaped decorations all around us, it’s important to keep your own heart and heart health in mind.
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| Categories: Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Professional Articles | Tags: Heart Health, Diabetes, Coding, ICD-10, Training | View Count: (2084)
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Fighting Glaucoma and Vision Loss

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Fighting Glaucoma and Vision Loss
Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases that cause progressive damage to the eye’s optic nerve, and is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Without treatment, people with glaucoma slowly start to lose their peripheral vision, and over time, can become completely blind. Learn more about the risks, treatment, and impacts of glaucoma.
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| Categories: Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Professional Articles | Tags: Vision, Elder Care, ICD-10, Coding, Providers | View Count: (1265)
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