News You Can Use – Unintended Consequences
This months episode of “News you can Use” in the traditions of “Ask Me Anything” on HealthcareNOWRadio features news from the month of June.
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As I did last month I am talking to Craig Joseph, MD (@CraigJoseph) Chief Medical Officer at Nordic Consulting Partners. This week our discussions start with COVID19 and the news that the EU is preparing to bar US citizens from entering Europe when their borders reopen. We have done a poor job of implementing strategies that we know work that limits the spread of the disease and this is no different to some of the states trying to limit travel into the state from other areas.
The clear message is – if you want the country to re-open and life to return along with jobs:
Wear a Mask
Craig dives into the looming changes to the E&M codes and the changes scheduled for 1 January 2021 that change the requirements but may have some unintended consequences. Listen in to hear what this abbreviated note means clinically and for the new coding changes.
6 Months ✅
And finally, we talk about the WWDC announcements, in particular, the Apple Watch added feature to monitor and nudge people into better handwashing behavior.
This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.