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Charles A. Castle, MD
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LGH notches major improvement in documenting medical necessity for inpatient admissions of Medicare patients

Clear documentation of medical necessity ensures appropriate care for patients – and maximum reimbursement for hospitals. But knowing exactly what and how to document can be a challenge, especially for hospital admissions of Medicare patients.

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First Population Health Fellow gets an ‘all-access pass’ to the health system

Dr. Adam Lake’s typical day could include everything from managing urgent triage calls to attending high-level meetings and brainstorming ideas to better engage diabetes patients.

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Lancaster General Health Physicians go paperless, win national award

LG Health is the first in Pennsylvania and in the top 1 percent in the United States to achieve recognition for EMR use at both its hospital and physician practices.

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LHVI clinics offer specialized cardiovascular care in a single setting

Lancaster Heart & Vascular Institute will open the first of three specialized clinics next month.
The new clinics will offer multidisciplinary heart and vascular care in one setting, simplifying the referral process for both physicians and patients.

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If Ebola hits here, is LG Health ready?

A Nov. 20 drill evaluated LG Health’s readiness to identify and treat a possible Ebola patient. Find out how we did.

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New online tool will help women identify breast cancer risk

LG Health’s Breast Cancer Risk Profiler will help women identify their personal risk of breast cancer in a matter of minutes. Here’s what physicians need to know.

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33 years and counting: HIV/AIDS expert sees reason for hope

Since 1981, HIV/AIDS has killed 30 million people worldwide, including 600,000 in the United States.
But Dr. Jeffrey T. Kirchner, Medical Director of LG Health Physicians Comprehensive Care, says there is reason for hope.

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LG Health, UPHS pursue a consolidated relationship

Lancaster General Health and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) are pursuing a consolidated relationship to improve access to cost-effective, high-quality care and to strengthen complementary teaching and research missions.

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Ebola preparation leads to improvements in everyday care

LG Health’s preparations for a potential Ebola patient are leading to improvements in everyday care, said Deborah K. Riley, M.D., Chair of Infection Control at Lancaster General Health.

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