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Healthcare Professionals / Progress Notes / Practice of Medicine

 
LGH leaders cement commitment to patient safety with daily huddle
7/10/2015

Safety huddles – a growing trend in healthcare – can quickly solve problems and reduce harm.

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New clinic brings together specialists to diagnose and treat peripheral vascular disease
7/10/2015

Vascular Clinic aims to manage symptoms, standardize care and reduce hospital admissions – while simplifying referrals for patients and providers.

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Half of all ICD-10 codes – approximately 34,250 – relate to orthopedics
7/10/2015

Orthopedics is a complex specialty; greater specificity in diagnosis and procedure reporting will benefit patients.

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LG Health partners with leading insurers in accountable-care arrangements
6/5/2015

New model emphasizes quality and outcomes, with payment tied to value and provider performance.

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Why mortality scores matter to physicians
6/5/2015

Ratings – which reflect quality of care – are easily accessible for public review.

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Addictions medicine expert: Prescribing opiates presents formidable challenges for front-line physicians
5/8/2015

LGHP task force offers treatment guidelines, physician education and advice for managing chronic-pain patients.

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Sickle-cell anemia pain crises take a toll on patients – and clinicians
5/8/2015

Task force educates physicians on care for the chronic condition, which requires lengthy hospital stays and high doses of opiates.

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May Documentation Tip Sheet: excisional debridement
5/8/2015

Be specific. Excisional (vs. non-excisional) debridement results in higher reimbursement because it’s considered a surgical procedure.

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How you can help decrease central line infections
5/5/2015

Newly formed task force asks providers to evaluate lines on a daily basis to determine necessity. Also: New “Hy5” campaign will encourage hand hygiene vigilance for everyone.

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