Tag Archives: risk

E-Cigarette Use in Low-Risk Youths Increases Risk for Cigarette Initiation

February 18, 2019 Share this content: The association of prior e-cigarette use with cigarette initiation was even stronger in children who were considered low risk. Previously tobacco-naive children aged 12 to 15 years who have used e-cigarettes are at increased risk for later cigarette use, according to study results published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers examined… Read More »

IVC Filters May Increase Mortality Risk in Elderly Patients With PE

January 15, 2019 Share this content: Patients who received an IVC filter had higher 30-day mortality compared with those who did not receive a filter. In elderly patients hospitalized with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to prevent subsequent PE may actually increase the risk for 30-day and 1-year… Read More »

Change Healthcare and Health Fidelity partner for greater risk adjustment accuracy

Change Healthcare has announced it is collaborating with Health Fidelity on a risk adjustment solution to provider greater accuracy for better compliance and more precise reimbursement. Health Fidelity’s natural language processing and machine learning technology is embedded into Change’s risk adjustment coding. This is aimed at helping Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare ACO programs, Affordable Care… Read More »