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Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – June 2016(Comments Off on Looking forward – June 2016)

June 1, 2016

Dr. Hoyt’s column summarizes the ACS’ recent efforts to clarify the organization’s position on concurrent and overlapping operations.

Teri Romano, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP

Early ICD-10 audits indicate a learning curve for general surgeons

This column discusses common problems with the transition to ICD-10 codes and solutions for correcting these issues.

Figure 1. Introductory and disclaimer statements

JACS CME and the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator

Two ACS resources are highlighted in this month’s column—JACS and the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator.

Dr. Pellegrini

Support surgical time outs on National Time Out Day— and all year long

Suggestions for effectively using time outs are summarized in this month’s column.

Figure 1. Hospital discharge status

Biting the hand that feeds you

This month’s column examines the occurrence of dog bites to the upper extremity in the NTDB research dataset for 2014.

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