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The 2017 ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code updates, including a complete list of code titles, are available on the 2017 ICD-

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According to a new Vital Signs report released by CDC, 80 percent of people who get sepsis develop this often deadly complication outside of a hospital. Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to infection.

Sepsis can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. The signs and symptoms of sepsis include:

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Continuing the commitment to greater data transparency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) today released privacy-protected data on the prescription drugs that were paid for under the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program in 2014. This is the second release of the data on an annual basis, which shows which prescription drugs were prescribed to Medicare Part D enrollees by physicians and other healthcare professionals.

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Ask Dixie Stinson from Lafayette, Ind., while in Cancun Mexico for her granddaughters wedding; she had trouble breathing, collapsed and lost consciousness.   She was transported to a private facility, Amerimed Cancun Hospital.   Before receiving treatment for a 99 percent blocked artery in her heart, the family was forced to pay $25, 000. Once another blockage was discovered the hospital demanded another $30,000 payment before they would continue to treat her.

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Visit SRAWizard.com for a Security Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool complete with training and other guidance to aid practices in the complex SRA process.  The features of this tool allow facilities to perform a detailed Security Risk Assessment in an effort to meet Federal requirements.  Compliance is an ongoing process, and part of this process is evaluating risk and taking necessary measures to ensure the policies and procedures that you have in place are adequate for your organization.  This SRA Tool will help you to accomplish that as well as have more confidence in the steps that your pract

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