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In this issue
If you have been living under a rock, it may be a surprise to you that the date is rapidly approaching when physician documentation via e-Health will “go-live” here at LGH. For the rest of us, now is the time to begin to get ready. Read More

Prominent Heart Surgeons Join LG Health
I am pleased to let you know that a prominent group of heart physicians is now officially part of the Lancaster General Health system. Read More

Medication History Specialists: Improving Patient Safety at LGH
A new service in the ED is making great strides in preventing prescribing errors. Read More

Training Dragons at LG Health
You’ve probably seen signs or heard talk around LGH that you should start “training your dragon.” Read More

Department of Medicine Chair O. Scott Lauter, MD discusses the three major goals for the Department
O. Scott Lauter, MD, Department of Medicine Chair, sat down with Progress Notes’ managing editor Roxanne Bolinger on March 26 to discuss goals and challenges for the Department. Read More

Pediatrics Department Chair Dr. Attila Devenyi reflects on his varied work background, opportunities to enhance the Department
Dr. Attila Devenyi, Pediatric Department Chair, met with Progress Notes’ managing editor Roxanne Bolinger on February 24 to discuss opportunities he see for the Pediatrics Department at LG Health. Read More

RACs target Lancaster physician office coding
Medicare’s Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) are looking at your in-office claims and are recouping reimbursement if they don’t like how your services have been coded. Read More

e-Health Medical & Dental Staff Personalization Sessions
Improve your skills to document in e-Health. This session will help to build on what you’ve learned with Dragon to make documenting faster. Read More

Majority of new ACOs are physician-led organizations
Twenty seven health systems have been selected to participate in Medicare’s Shared Savings Program, known as “accountable care organizations (ACO).” Read More

ICD-10 gets 2014 deadline
The timeline for healthcare organizations to convert to the ICD-10 coding system will likely be delayed one year--to Oct. 1, 2014. Read More

LG Health announces new members to its Medical and Dental Staff
Please welcome these new members to our Medical and Dental Staff. Read More

Two CME opportunities to be held at the LGH Stager Conference Center
Update on sexually transmitted diseases, HIV screening, and Hepatitis C to be held Thursday, April 19 at 4:30-8:30pm; and Heartwise ’12 to be held Friday, April 27, with sessions beginning at 8:00 am. Read More

Several awards and events merit a mention in this issue
National Doctors' Day celebrated on 3 West, Lancaster County recognized as 14th nationwide in health care delivery, and LGH is cited in HealthGrades Top-Performing Hospitals list.

Win a tankful!
Share your favorite getaway spot within a half day’s drive of Lancaster and you will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a tankful of gas. Read More

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