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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,...

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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...

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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)...

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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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