988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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In 2020, Congress designated the new 988 dialing code to be operated through the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Beginning July 16, 2022, 988 will be the new three-digit dialing code connecting people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where compassionate, accessible care and support is available for anyone experiencing mental...

Lung Cancer Awareness in November

Suzanne Neve, RHIA, CTR - Director, Cancer Registry Health and Wellness 1 Comment

Lung Cancer Awareness is observed in November of each year and reminds us of some important facts.    Lung cancer is the number one cause of death in the United States for men and women. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) Cancer Facts and Figures 2021, an estimated 235,760 new lung cancer cases will be diagnosed in the United States in 2021 and 131,880...

Social Determinants of Health: A Coding Guide

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As value-based healthcare models continue to grow, the collection and documentation of social determinants of health data has become a key factor in improving patient care and outcomes. As HIM and Coding Professionals, our role in understanding, collecting and appropriately reporting social determinants of health is more important than ever. What are social determinants...

Working From Home

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When working from home it is important to keep the HIPAA Privacy and Security standards at the forefront as we set up remote working environments in the home office setting. It is equally important to keep a healthy work-life balance in order to manage our time and stress levels effectively. This article will go over some key tips for managing both successfully. Under...

JAMA: Public Health Body Weight Changes During Pandemic-Related Shelter-in-Place in a Longitudinal Cohort Study

Gloryanne Bryant, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCDS Health and Wellness Leave a Comment

A recent study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on March 22, 2021 titled, “Body Weight Changes During Pandemic-Related Shelter-in-Place in a Longitudinal Cohort Study”. This study takes a look at the impact of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) or COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) regarding “...

MRA's Commitment to Health and Wellness

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    MRA is devoting itself to the pursuit of Health and Wellness within our communities. In late June, the CDC released a study revealing that 2 in every 5 American adults are currently struggling with mental health or substance use.  In fact, the study confirmed that “Overall, 40.9% of respondents reported having at least one adverse mental or behavioral health...

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