Jun 14th, 2019
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation June 13 removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. Religion is no longer a viable excuse for not immunizing children in the state. “The science is crystal clear: Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to keep our children safe. This administration has ...
Mar 14th, 2019
The American Medical Association (AMA) issued a press release March 13 to announce its latest advocacy for vaccination: As some technology companies have announced steps to combat the spread of vaccine misinformation, the American Medical Association (AMA) today issued a letter to the CEOs of six of the country’s leading social media and technology companies ...
Jul 18th, 2018
Ever since the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in western Africa, vaccines are being developed; however, there are still no vaccines or drugs that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to fight it. The good news is the World Health Organization (WHO) published information about a collaborative Ebola vaccine effort between the ...
In CMS
Feb 12th, 2018
A proposed rule by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) entitled “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority” will cost the healthcare industry more than $125.5 million in the first year, and many worry resulting litigation will cost at least that much. Conscience Rule Includes Immunization, Advance Directives The 216-page ...
In Coding
Feb 6th, 2018
Flu season is here, prompting a great deal of confusion about how to code.  I decided to spend some time on the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and other resources to try to clarify the murky in this very sick flu season. Caring for the flu is divided into different parts. It includes the ...