May 13th, 2011
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a new guideline May 10 for preventing and controlling norovirus gastroenteritis outbreaks in health care settings. Developed by the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC), the new guideline includes specific recommendations for implementation, performance measurement, and surveillance. CDC Releases New Guidelin...
In CMS
May 13th, 2011
A new edition of the free “A Clinician’s Guide to Electronic Prescribing” has been completed by the American Medical Association (AMA) and several partners. The new guide covers recently implemented programs designed to induce providers into taking advantage of the paperless method as part of  electronic health record (EHR) adoption and meaningful use. One of ...
In Coding
Oct 15th, 2010
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) board of directors recently approved at their Sept. 24 meeting a new clinical practice guideline on the treatment of osteoporotic spinal compression fractures. The guideline includes 11 recommendations, but only two of those recommendations carry any real weight, the board said. Whereas the board found that for nine of the 11 recommendations the ...