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Data Points: Blinded by the darkness

Data Points: Blinded by the darkness

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 18, 2017

Maybe check with your coders or optometrist. H31.023 is the ICD-10 code for solar retinopathy, or injury to the retinal tissue that typically comes from sun-gazing or, um, viewing an eclipse without the right protection. Knowing the code may come in handy this week.

Data Points: Overfat deemed a 'pandemic'

Data Points: Overfat deemed a 'pandemic'

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 05, 2017

Think twice before supersizing that meal. According to a new study in the Frontiers of Public Health, an estimated 70% of people in the world's 30 most-developed countries are "overfat."

Data Points: Millions at risk of developing diabetes

Data Points: Millions at risk of developing diabetes

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 29, 2017

The rate of new diabetes cases remained relatively flat from 2014 to 2015, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, more than 30 million people live with the disease. Millions more have prediabetes, which could turn into Type 2 if left untreated.

Data Points: The ACA lives, for now

Data Points: The ACA lives, for now

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 22, 2017

After another round of setbacks, congressional Republicans must regroup and assess their options for repealing, replacing or keeping the Affordable Care Act. They'll need to weigh a number of policy--and political--decisions.

Data Points: ACOs keep evolving, now covering 10% of U.S. population

Data Points: ACOs keep evolving, now covering 10% of U.S. population

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 15, 2017

Hailed as one of the primary vehicles for driving the industry away from fee-for-service arrangements, accountable care organizations now cover roughly 10% of the U.S. population, according to Leavitt Partners and the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative.

Data Points: Growth in generics doing little to curb drug prices

Data Points: Growth in generics doing little to curb drug prices

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 10, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration in June took steps to increase competition by posting a list of branded drugs that are not protected by patent and are not facing looming generic drug rivals. The agency will fast-track its review of generic drug applications.

Data Points: Physician shortage projected to grow

Data Points: Physician shortage projected to grow

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 17, 2017

There continues to be concern that the U.S. just doesn't have enough doctors. The Association of American Medical Colleges earlier this year predicted that physician demand will continue to outpace supply.

Data Points Snapshot: Medicaid managed care

Data Points Snapshot: Medicaid managed care

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 10, 2017

More than 55 million people are enrolled in a Medicaid managed-care organization. Nonetheless, states have faced considerable challenges with their programs.

Data Points: Healthcare C-suite still lacks diversity

Data Points: Healthcare C-suite still lacks diversity

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 03, 2017

Healthcare has long struggled to close the diversity gap in the C-suite. Despite some modest gains in recent years, the industry still has a long way to go before resembling the patient population it serves.

Data Points: Ransomware's toll on the healthcare industry

Data Points: Ransomware's toll on the healthcare industry

By Modern Healthcare  |  May 20, 2017

The WannaCry cyberattack caused mayhem worldwide the weekend of May 13, infecting tens of thousands of computers, including those at 40 National Health service hospitals in Great Britain.

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