Submitted on Wed, 2015-12-30
By SMART Health Claims
In case you missed it, here are the top articles and infogrpahics from the past year based on your feedback.

1) Infographic: The State of Local Health Departments in 2015

Discover fascinating trends from NACCHO’s 2015 Forces of Change Survey of Local Health Departments in this informative Infographic. 

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2) CDC Addresses 7 Legal Topics when Billing for Vaccines

In light of the widening gap between declining funding and rising vaccination costs, the CDC created a helpful document for health departments about billing-related legal issues. 

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3) Drastic Funding Cuts Threaten Local Prevention Programs

While investing in preventative health on a local level remains the most effective way to improve current and future health problems, chronic underfunding continues to put communities at risk. 

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4) New Strategies for the Opioid Crisis

Heroin deaths have nearly quadrupled over the last decade. Opioid use has become a national epidemic, infiltrating every neighborhood across America. 

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5) Infographic: 10 Partnerships to Better Vaccinate Your Community

Nearly 1 in 4 children 19–35 months have not received all of their recommended vaccinations. Here are 10 partnerships that you should seek out to increase vaccination rates.

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6) Public Health Agencies Granted Safety Net for ICD-10 Claims

In a surprise July announcement, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will not deny incorrect ICD-10 claims for one year following the October 1, 2015 deadline.

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7) 3 Credentialing Roadblocks for Local Health Departments

We sat down with medical billing expert, Dell Snellings, to learn the inner workings of the credentialing and contracting process and what barriers to expect along the way. 

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8) Infographic: A Checklist for Public Health Credentialing

In a surprise July announcement, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will not deny incorrect ICD-10 claims for one year following the October 1, 2015 deadline. 

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9) Hepatitis C Outbreak Sparks National Alarm

Hepatitis C infections have increased 150 percent in the United States over the last four years, illustrated recently by an HIV/hepatitis C outbreak in a rural Indiana county.

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10) Infographic: Top 6 Medical Billing Best Practices

Straight from our Public Health billing experts, these six tips will help any health department improve their billing process to increase efficiency and boost revenues.

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