Covid-19A Tiny Number of People Will Be Hospitalized Despite Being Vaccinated. We Have to Learn Why.
Experts say we should investigate "breakthrough infections" to look out for variants and understand who's vulnerable. In many cases, that's...
Clinical CareSyphilis Cases in California Drive a Record-Setting Year for STDs Nationwide
From 2015 to 2019 alone, cases rose 74%. There were nearly 130,000 cases nationwide in 2019.
TelehealthCleveland Clinic's Virtual Second Opinion Program Changes Medical Treatment
Nearly three-quarters of recommendations change treatment plans; more than a quarter of opinions result in a change of diagnosis.
Covid-19They Tested Negative for COVID. Still, They Have Long COVID Symptoms.
People who didn't test positive for COVID ? due either to a lack of access to testing or a false-negative...
Covid-19Backed by Millions in Public and Private Cash, Rapid Covid Tests Are Coming to Stores Near You
Corporate giants and startups alike plan to offer a dizzying array of test options, most costing between $10 and $110.
Covid-19Nosing In on Kids Who Had COVID and Lost Their Sense of Smell
A treatment, known as "smell training," is clinically proven to be effective in adults. However, there's virtually no data on...
Revenue CycleQ&A: Determining Principal Diagnosis Selection
Instruction can be found in Section II of the 2021 ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting for "Selection of...
Covid-19Have a Case of a COVID Variant? No One Is Going to Tell You
The problem is that the tests in question for detecting variants have not been approved as a diagnostic tool either...
InnovationHandheld Ultrasound Boosts Doctors' Pandemic Toolkit
Devices enable LifeBridge to move scanning closer to COVID-19 patients, limit their movement, and accelerate diagnoses.
Covid-19Q&A: Coding Suspected COVID-19
If a provider documents COVID-19 as "suspected," "possible," "probable," or "inconclusive," then U07.1 cannot be reported.
Clinical CarePandemic-Fueled Alcohol Abuse Creates Wave of Hospitalizations for Liver Disease
Alcoholism-related liver disease was a growing problem even before the pandemic, with 15 million people diagnosed with the condition around...
Covid-19As Pandemic Surged, Contact Tracing Struggled; Biden Looks to Boost It
Biden proposes hiring 100,000 people nationwide as part of a new public health jobs corps. They would help with contact...