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Looking forward – September 2014(Comments Off)

September 1, 2014

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.

Physician Payments Sunshine Act data scheduled for release

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.

Frequently asked questions about coding for breast surgery

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.

Treating metastatic prostate cancer now and in the future

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.

JCI can be a resource for patients receiving care abroad

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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