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The final list of the new ICD-10- CM codes that become effective October 1, 2016 has been released. There are approximately 1600 changes to the code set, making up for the four years the ICD-10- CM codes have not had a complete update. For fiscal year (FY) 2017, updates to the 2017 ICD-10- CM gynecology codes include more detailed codes, laterality, revision of postprocedural and other complications, such as problems with genitourinary implants and prostheses.

Breast Inflammatory Disorders of the Breast

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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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