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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Feb. 28, 2014 | Archived Issues

Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - February 2014


Milestones

Do you know of a significant event in the life of a medical staff member? Please let us know, and we'll post these milestones in Medical Staff Pulse. Also, feel free to submit comments on milestones, and we'll post the comments in the next issue. Click here to email us your milestones and comments.

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Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

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ICD-10 Awareness Sessions Scheduled

Physicians can learn about the new ICD-10 coding system at information sessions in March:

  • Internal medicine: Tuesday, March 18, noon-1 p.m., Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 4
  • Orthopedics: Tuesday, March 18, 5-6 p.m., Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 8
  • General awareness: Wednesday, March 19, 5-6 p.m., Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 6-7
  • General awareness: Thursday, March 20, 8-9 a.m., Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, PEC 4

Attendance at only one session is recommended, as content will be replicated.

CME credit will be awarded.

The switch to ICD-10 is mandated by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, which says the new coding system must be in place effective Oct. 1. The change will result in an increase from about 17,000 codes in ICD-9 to just over 140,000 in ICD-10.

If you have questions, email Jennifer Esterbrooks at jennifer.esterbrooks@cshs.org.

ICD-10 Awareness Sessions - February-March 2014 (PDF)

Previously in Medical Staff Pulse:

New Intranet Section Gives Healthcare Coding Tips

Physicians and Office Staff - Not Just Coders - Need to Prepare for ICD-10