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There is no ICD-10-CM code for it.  EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article by Dr. Remer is from her recent “TalkBack” segment on the Talk Ten Tuesdays broadcast. Thinkihadittis is a condition that afflicts people who have experienced COVID-like illness, making them think they had it already. They fluctuate between exhilaration,…
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Rose T. Dunn, a nationally recognized health information management (HIM) authority, two-time past president of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and COO of First Class Solutions, shows off a keen sense of humor in this column about a few silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic.    Awoken our…
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Abigail (not her real name) is a hospice nurse in San Diego. Her cousin, who she references herein, is a Chinese citizen and a resident of Suzhou, a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, and he contributed to this article by describing Quick Response…
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As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, few states have done a more admirable job of flattening the curve than one of the hardest-hit parts of the world: New Jersey. EDITOR’S NOTE: Scott Reynolds is a New Jersey native and lifelong resident who has spent much of his career working in…
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It’s kind of crazy right now, with the pandemic’s ups and downs, stores opening and closing, employment in certain sectors in the toilet while other sectors are booming, and unrest in some parts of the U.S. and the world. Yet there is a bright sun shining today. The birds are…
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Julia Brodt is the wife of John K. Hall, MD, a member of the RACmonitor Editorial Board and guest panelist on Monitor Mondays. I am a scientist, teacher, wife, daughter, mother, friend, and an American. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio – home to Cincinnati Reds baseball, large…
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Sixty years ago, when I was 12, I read War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells’ fictitious tale about a calamitous extraterrestrial attack on our earth. Now, six decades later, I am witnessing the actual cataclysmic onslaught of one earthly quasi-organism on another. It was 1898 when Wells’ classic science fiction…
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Stanley Nachimson, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) career professional-turned-well-known healthcare IT authority, is a longtime ICD10monitor contributing editor and a popular panelist on Talk Ten Tuesdays who has a monthly segment called RegWatch during which time he reports on the latest regulatory news coming out of…
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This essay by Denise Coleman is in response to a recent Saturday Morning Post column written by Rose Dunn. I am now working for home – permanently. Our health system decided that 600-plus of us could continue to work from home. We had been home since March 13,…
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A poliovirus and SARS-CoV-2 are at a bar, looking over potential victims.  Polio starts bragging. “Hey, new guy. Ever hear the expression, ‘mess you up like polio?’” New guy: “Hold my beer.” What? Too soon? In the late 1980s, we began seeing a rare form of a skin lesion and…