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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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There is a growing movement in oncology to measure quality of cancer care with the ultimate goal of increasing accountability and improving outcomes. As outlined in a recent Institute...

source: Commission on Cancer

The Recovery Room Show recently launched a new episode discussing the benefits and controversies surrounding mammographic screening. In the episode, host Frederick L. Greene, MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist from Charlotte, N.C., and a...

source: NAPBC

All Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited programs scheduled for survey during 2015-2016 should note that the Program Activity Record (PAR) Annual Update period will run from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2014. In order to maintain your CoC accreditation, your program must complete...

source: Commission on Cancer

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons, will be holding Pursing Excellence through NAPBC Accreditation in Washington, DC, on Nov. 14. Watch your e-mail for additional information or send an e-mail...

source: NAPBC

A new study reveals widespread adoption in the United States of robot-assisted prostatectomy to treat prostate cancer in recent years. The study also found that while such surgeries are more expensive than traditional surgeries, their...

source: Oncology Nurse Advisor

Men have lots of reasons to feel bad about losing their hair. Some worry that going bald makes them look old. Others fear that a bare head won't attract the ladies. Now, a new study suggests that men with certain types of baldness in middle age are at higher risk for aggressive...

source: USA Today

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