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Making a Smooth Transition to ICD-10-CM: Planning and Training Are Key

This October, the ICM-9-CM will make a massive transition into ICD-10-CM, the largest revision in its entire history. With thousands of new codes added, incorporating this new index will be a substantial undertaking. Take a look at this guide to help you and your staff make the transition as painles ...

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Massachusetts General Hospital's Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care: Another First for One of America's Great Healthcare Innovators

As the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, as well as home to a host of interns, residents, and fellows from around the world, Boston’s own Massachusetts General Hospital has always been in the forefront of technology and innovation. Founded in 1811, and recognized in

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Meissner Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine

The American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine (ABVLM) and the Phlebology Leadership Institute (PLI) are very pleased to announce they have awarded the first Venous and Lymphatic Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award to Mark H. Meissner, MD, for his many important contributions to the field in th ...

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New Data on Compression Therapy Leads to New Treatment

This article is based on research provided by North Carolina State University, School of Engineering. It was initially published in a well-respected engineering journal. An article on how these engineering principles could be applied to therapeutic treatment was published in September 2014.

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New Developments in Venous Disease Treatments: From VEITHsymposium

The 2014 VEITHsymposium devoted much attention to venous disease. As a matter of fact, the three-day course was titled Venous, Venous, Venous.

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On the Hill—Part 1

by Jason Prigozen, MD, FAPWHc Representation for Those Involved in Care for Chronic, Non-Healing Wounds The sky is not falling, but in both relative and real dollars, physicians’ payments are. Every year since 1997, when the sustainable growth rate (SGR) was put in place as part of the Balanced ...

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Personal Statement About My Year as 8th President of the AVF and other thoughts

Dr. Robert Kistner takes time to reflect on his time as the American Venous Forum’s president and share his thoughts on what it takes for newer physicians to remain vital in the field.

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Pulmonary Embolism: What's New at VEITH?

This article is one of four stories that highlights the venous components covered at the November 2014 VEITHsymposium. Here are the remaining three articles that highlight what was covered at the symposium: New Developments in Venous Disease Treatments Anterio-Venous Malformations Large Vein Oc ...

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Regulatory Capture and the ABMS and MOC

The American Board of Medical Specialties’ certification program appears to be a boon to medical specialists everywhere. Or is it?

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Reimbursements of New Technologies

Medical coverage is a complex beast. Medicare has its standards and private payors have theirs. Learn how it all works, and what you can do to effect change.

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