Top

Patient Overdose Underscores Importance of Thorough Communication on Patient History

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]According to the online medical website Monthly Prescribing Reference, a communication breakdown between a physician and two of her colleagues contributed to an eventual patient overdose, and resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit against all three providers and several pharmacies. Two of...

Read More

Ohio Hospitals Increase Drug Testing to Fight Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]In an effort to combat a recent increase in instances of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a group of Cincinnati-based hospitals has collectively decided to test all mothers, or their newborns, for the presence of opiates, regardless of risk level. Under the new...

Read More

CMS ICD-10 Guidelines for OBGYNs

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]With the ICD-10 code deadline fast approaching in October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid is issuing guidelines and updates to help your transition go smoothly. This week the focus is on OBGYNs. The link provides common OBGYN medical codes, scenarios and...

Read More

New Jersey Bill Requires Use of Prescription Monitoring Program Data

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]A state bill recently signed into law by New Jersey governor Chris Christie will require doctors and pharmacists to access patient history data from the state’s prescription monitoring program when prescribing controlled substances such as oxycodone. The goal of the bill...

Read More

CMS ICD-10 Code Update Approaching

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]The deadline for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-10 code updates is fast approaching on Oct. 1, 2015. CMS has released a video with tips and additional resources to help your transition go smoothly. Watch the video now.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

Read More