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Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African-Americans

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S., and African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Prior studies have investigated how limited access to material resources due to financial hardship may influence health, but the association between the stress caused by financial hardship and coronary heart disease in African-Americans had not previously been… 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 »

Coinfection with HIV and HCV does not increase the risk of end-stage liver disease or liver cancer

People with HIV and hepatitis C are no longer at higher risk of end-stage liver disease than people with hepatitis C alone, and the trend is probably associated with the improved effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment, a French study has reported in the journal Hepatology. The study also found that people with HIV and HCV coinfection… Read More »