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11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11)

It seems like we just started using ICD-10 (although it went into effect in 2015) and the World Health Organization is planning to release ICD-11 on January 1, 2022.   In an article titled “WHO Group Discusses ICD-11 Transitoin Planning”, written by Sue Bowman, MJ, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA and recently published in the Journal of AHIMA, it stated ICD-11 was adopted by the World Health Assembly on…

Posted on Jul. 12, 2019 in From Our Perspective

July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

Every year in the United States, about 7,000 babies (or 1 out of every 600) are born with a cleft lip and/or a cleft palate. These are two of the most common birth defects found in the US.  A cleft lip occurs when the lip does not completely form, leaving an opening in the lip. The opening can range from a small notch to a large…

Posted on Jul. 8, 2019 in From Our Perspective

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

Did you know there are more than 300,000 children in the US with arthritis?  July has been named Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month with the goal of making everyone aware that arthritis is not just an adult condition – kids get arthritis too. The term “arthritis” refers to inflammation of the joints. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. Juvenile arthritis is…

Posted on Jul. 5, 2019 in From Our Perspective

Happy Independence Day from Registry Partners

As you make plans to celebrate the birthday of our country, don’t forget those who made our freedom possible.  Whether you are celebrating with an outdoor barbeque or planning a fireworks display, take time to pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation.   Land of the free … because of the brave! Photo by vjwalpandit055 on Pixabay

Posted on Jul. 4, 2019 in From Our Perspective