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New Speak Up campaign focuses on patients’ rights(0)

January 1, 2020

A new Speak Up campaign educates individuals on patient rights and how to be their own best advocates.

Table 1. PAR and non-PAR reimbursement

Medicare enrollment and participation

This article provides guidance to assist Fellows in navigating their contractual relationships with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The Joint Commission

Retained foreign bodies and wrong site surgery continue to be a challenge

This month’s article identifies the two most frequently reported types of sentinel events for the first half of 2019: foreign bodies and wrong site surgery.

Coding and Practice Management

ACS responds to frequently asked questions about CPT coding

This column responds to some frequently asked Current Procedural Terminology coding questions posed to the ACS Coding Hotline.

Figure 1. Opioid prescription trends

JAMA Surgery “Viewpoint” misrepresents Joint Commission’s role in the opioid epidemic

This month’s column is a response to a “Viewpoint” published in JAMA Surgery that erroneously describes The Joint Commission’s role in the opioid epidemic.


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