Looking forward – September 2014(Comments Off)
This month, Dr. Hoyt’s column highlights the legacy of Ernest Amory Codman, MD, FACS, and the College’s efforts with other groups to place a headstone at Dr. Codman’s gravesite this summer.
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act, also known as Open Payments, is addressed in this month’s column, along with the registration process, types of data included in the system, the review and dispute process, and recommendations from the College.
This column responds to some frequently asked coding questions related to breast cancer operations, sentinel node biopsy, ultrasound-guided core biopsies, excision with wires, intraoperative assessment of margins, and more.
The past decade has seen a paradigm shift in the treatment of men with advanced prostate cancer, according to the authors of this month column, a result of improved understanding of disease biology, investment in basic research and identification of rational therapeutic targets, collaboration with industry, and design and completion of well-designed clinical trials.
This month’s column highlights the risks and challenges of medical tourism and the benefits of seeking out a Joint Commission International-accredited facility when undergoing a medical procedure abroad.
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- Letters to the Editor
- Looking forward – August 2014
- NCDB and ACS-CRP: Working together to develop risk-stratified strategies for surveillance
- New draft guideline to prevent SSI
- BYOB helmet
- Looking forward – July 2014
- The ICD-10 delay
- ACS rural listserv: An “underdog” success story
- SLN surgery for clinically node-positive breast cancer patients treated with neoadjuvant therapy
- Renewed awareness of infection control during surgery
- To protect your children, keep your pool safe
- Looking forward – June 2014
- Avoiding the 2015 Medicare EHR Incentive Program penalty
- Neoadjuvant cancer therapy: Benefitting patients and improving cancer care