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NMG Norton Healthcare partnering with DNV GL Healthcare for fresh approach to accreditation

Norton Healthcare partnering with DNV GL Healthcare for fresh approach to accreditation

Looking to gain more from its hospital accreditation program, Norton Healthcare has joined with DNV GL Healthcare National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare Organizations (NIAHO) for hospital accreditation. DNV GL’s world-leading innovative accreditation program integrates International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 compliance with the Medicare conditions of participation (CoPs). It is designed to empower everyone in …

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CME Register now for ‘Updates in Pediatrics: Common Sports Injuries’

Register now for ‘Updates in Pediatrics: Common Sports Injuries’

Registration is open for the Aug. 19 “Updates in Pediatrics: Common Sports Injuries” livestreamed continuing medical education opportunity. Joshua W. Meier, M.D., pediatric orthopedic specialist with Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, will present on common sports injuries in pediatric patients. Topics will include diagnostic protocols of common sports …

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Cancer Updates on colon cancer screening, including patients with a family history

Updates on colon cancer screening, including patients with a family history

The latest colon cancer screening recommendations call for earlier screenings and include guidance to better reflect individual risks. The starting age for screening for the average person with no risk factors is now 45, five years earlier than the previous recommendations. A family history of polyps, colon cancer or inflammatory bowel disease pushes the recommended …

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Neuroscience Third headache physician joins Norton Neuroscience Institute

Third headache physician joins Norton Neuroscience Institute

Mandy J. Whitt, M.D., has a simple message for people who experience headaches: There is help and there is hope. And, seeing a physician who specializes in headaches is getting easier. Dr. Whitt worked as a family medicine doctor for six years before deciding to focus on treating patients with headaches. Dr. Whitt became the …

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Cancer New guidelines for treatment of immune thrombocytopenia in children

New guidelines for treatment of immune thrombocytopenia in children

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) has new guidelines for immune thrombocytopenia, also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), in children, including more outpatient management, more observation, and fewer medications. “The guidelines came about as the result of clinical evidence and experience,” said Ashok B. Raj, M.D., pediatric hematologist/oncologist with Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with …

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CME ‘MedChat’ CME podcast: Identification and management of sports-related concussions

‘MedChat’ CME podcast: Identification and management of sports-related concussions

The latest episode of the “MedChat” podcast, “Identification and Management of Sports-related Concussions,” is now available. This episode provides information on the definition of sports-related concussion; the symptoms of a concussion: physical, cognitive and affective; sideline assessment tools for a sports-related concussion; and management and treatment of sports-related concussions. Moderator: Ryan Nazar, M.D., clinical effectiveness …

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CME ‘Repurposing Drugs for Oncology’ addressed in 19th annual Nixon Lectureship

‘Repurposing Drugs for Oncology’ addressed in 19th annual Nixon Lectureship

Registration for the 19th annual Nixon Lectureship: “Repurposing Drugs for Oncology” is open. This continuing medical education (CME) activity will be livestreamed Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Register by calling (502) 629-1234, option 4 or visit NortonHealthcare.com/NixonLectureship. The activity will cover the advantages of repurposing drugs for oncology; drugs that …

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Womens Register now for ‘Updates in Women’s Health: Addressing Overactive Bladder’

Register now for ‘Updates in Women’s Health: Addressing Overactive Bladder’

Ryan Stewart, D.O., urogynecologist with Norton Urogynecology Center, will present Aug. 11, 2020, on addressing overactive bladder as part of the “Updates in Women’s Health” continuing medical education (CME) series. Registration is open now at NortonCME.com for this event, which will be livestreamed from noon to 1 p.m. Dr. Stewart will cover the epidemiology, anatomy, …

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NMG Cancer care grows more specialized, deepening expertise while sharing insights

Cancer care grows more specialized, deepening expertise while sharing insights

Advances in oncology are developing rapidly with unique treatments for unique cancers leading to greater and greater subspecialization. Indeed, breakthroughs have made it possible for oncologists to practice subspecialties that didn’t exist 20 years ago. As cancer care becomes increasingly complex, subspecialization advances care and develops new approaches to benefit patients. This initiative at Norton …

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NMG Coding for inpatient uncertain diagnoses

Coding for inpatient uncertain diagnoses

When a hospitalized patient’s symptoms can’t be diagnosed with certainty despite extensive workups and examination, the ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting direct us to code for the most likely condition. Specifically, the uncertain diagnosis section (II, H): “If the diagnosis documented at the time of discharge is qualified as ‘probable,’ ‘suspected,’ ‘likely,’ ‘questionable,’ …

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