Coming Up on Talk Ten Tuesdays

Patient Privacy and the International Response to Coronavirus
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 
10-10:30 a.m. EST; 7-7:30 a.m. PST 
Program 405
Timothy Powell, CPA
Principal / Monitor Mondays Financial Correspondent
Timothy Powell, CPA
Laurie M. Johnson, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Senior Healthcare Consultant
Revenue Cycle Solutions
Stanley Nachimson, MS
Principal / Healthcare IT expert / Former CMS Official
Nachimson Advisors
Nick van Terheyden, MD
Founder and CEO
Incremental Health
Lorraine M. Fernandez, RHIA
Kathy Pride, RHIT, CPC, CCS-P, CPMA
Senior Vice President, Coding and Documentation Services
Panacea Healthcare
With more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported in countries outside of China, where the deadly virus has claimed the lives of a reported 2,771, world health leaders are preparing for a global pandemic that will provide a tsunami of health information for use by governments, world health agencies, and researchers, to hopefully control the future spread of the disease, develop vaccines, and share new learning to prevent future outbreaks.

That’s a good thing. But what about the privacy of that health information? Even in a crisis, health practitioners have a responsibility to protect privacy, which is a matter of trust between health professionals and the patient/consumer. And that is why we asked Lorraine Fernandes, president of the International Federation of Health Information Associates (IFHIMA), to report on this crucially important healthcare issue.

The live broadcast will also feature these other segments:
  • RegWatch: Stanley Nachimson, former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) career professional turned well-known healthcare IT authority, will report on the latest regulatory news coming out of Washington, D.C.

  • The Coding Report: Laurie Johnson will have an update on the deadly coronavirus that continues to dominate international as well as domestic news headlines.

  • Tuesday Focus: Sleep Awareness Week: March 1 through 7 is National Sleep Awareness Week, and that is why we asked  Dr. Nick van Terheyden, aka “Dr. Nick the Incrementalist,” founder of Incremental Healthcare, to report on the importance of sleep, which he describes as “this amazing new treatment that allows you to live longer, improves your memory, makes you more creative and slimmer, (and) decreases (risk of) cancer, dementia, infections, heart disease, strokes, and diabetes.” 
  • News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, will anchor the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.

  • TalkBack: Kathy Pride, senior vice president of coding and documentation services for Panacea Healthcare, will be substituting for Dr. Erica Remer, and will discuss a current topic that’s surfaced on her radar.