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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 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, D.C. on Nov. 14. Watch your e-mail for additional information or send an...

source: NAPBC

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, NC, and a member...

source: NAPBC

Plan now to attend Accreditation 101 — Learning the Basics of CoC Accreditation and Standards in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. The program agenda will provide information on how to meet the standards and prepare for your accreditation survey. Review...

source: Commission on Cancer

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

U.S. regulators are likely to approve Merck & Co's highly anticipated immuno-oncology drug, pembrolizumab, as a treatment for melanoma well ahead of a late October deadline, according to three sources familiar with the situation. If...

source: Reuters

The stage of esophageal adenocarcinomas after neoadjuvant chemotherapy is significantly more predictive of outcomes than the stage determined prior to therapy, according to a new study. Restaging after the treatment can help clinicians more accurately and effectively decide...

source: Cancer Network

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