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8 things you need to know now about ICD-10

The United States is the last country in the world with modern healthcare to adopt ICD-10 diagnosis codes, but it will join the crowd on Oct. 1, 2014. This massive ICD-10 change is quickly approaching, and it affects all of us in the health care field. Thus, there is no...

source: By Charlotte Bohnett
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The 2016 Commission on Cancer (CoC) Annual Conference provides a comprehensive look at CoC standards and the National Cancer Database (NCDB) tools and resources. On June 1 and 2, the CoC Program: Pathway to Quality Cancer Care will focus on the CoC Standards and the value...


June 5 marks the 29th Annual National Cancer Survivors Day, which brings cancer survivors together to show that there is life after receiving a diagnosis of cancer. The Commission on Cancer (CoC) and the National Accreditation Program...

source: ACS

If you are a Cancer Liaison Physician, plan to join us at a special CoC-CLP Breakfast from 6:30–7:30 a.m. on Monday, June 6 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago. To register, send your name and email address to by May 20.


The 15 scheduled Meet-the-Expert Luncheons per day at Clinical Congress 2016, Oct. 16−20 in Washington, D.C., will feature several general surgery topics of interest. The $45 fee includes a box lunch and beverage and...

source: ACS

When women have advanced breast cancer, the amount of comfort-oriented care they receive at the end of life may depend on the color of their skin, a small U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data from Medicare, the U.S. government...

source: Reuters

New research shows colorectal cancer patients who have depression when they are diagnosed are significantly less likely to make a good recovery following surgery than patients without depression. The researchers say the groundbreaking...

source: Medical News Today


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