Medical association says scrap ICD-10; Comcast, UnitedHealth Group team for diabetes prevention;

> In a letter to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the Texas Medical Association calls for the government to completely scrap the implementation of ICD-10, according to an iHealthBeat post. TMA instead believes that the government should either wait and implement ICD-11 after the code sets are released (expected in 2015), or adopt the Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine-Clinical Terms (SNOMED-CT). Post

> Speaking of ICD-10, research out of Johns Hopkins determined that an increased rate in deaths of older Americans due to falls between 2000 and 2006 likely stemmed from improved reporting quality, specifically with regard to how those deaths were classified, Healthcare Informatics reports. Fatal fall rates among the elderly increased by as much as 42 percent over that time. Article

> The effectiveness of video on demand in delivering diabetes prevention information to more than 300 people is set to be examined in a new pilot study conducted by Comcast Corporation and UnitedHealth Group, according to Comcast. The pilot will take place in Philadelphia and Knoxville, Tenn. Announcement

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