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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 Commission on Cancer (CoC), a Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons, has presented the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) to 75 CoC-accredited cancer programs in the U.S. Established in 2004, the OAA recognizes cancer programs that demonstrate excellence...

source: ACS

Improving the current approach to surveillance after active treatment for cancer has been identified as a priority area by a number of organizations, including the Institute of Medicine, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute,...


The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) Workshop and Survey Savvy will be held in Chicago June 17-19. The NCDB Workshop, Maximizing NCDB Data to Improve Your Cancer Program, will review the current uses and future updates for the NCDB quality tools. Major NCDB quality tools...


The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) a Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) encourages you to attend Pursing Excellence through NAPBC Accreditation which will be held in Denver (Westminster)...


In this episode of "The Recovery Room," host Dr. Frederick Greene, FACS, speaks to Dr. Carolyn Compton, an academic pathologist at Arizona State University, and Dr. Terry Sarantou, FACS, a surgical oncologist at the...

source: ACS

Women who have breast biopsies to diagnose cancer might want to think twice about the results of the procedures, according to a new study led by University of Washington researchers. Pathologists across the U.S. being tested for their accuracy...

source: Medical Xpress


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