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Get Crimson 'Medical Credit Report' June 9-10

Spend five to 10 minutes at Cedars-Sinai's "Crimson Carnival" on June 9-10 to enroll in Crimson, a valuable online resource for physicians that allows them to look at their performance in areas that are increasingly being reported publicly.

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Doctors Deal With Rules on Patient Classification

Use of Two-Midnight Rule to Determine Status Can Be Confusing

Federal policy designed to clarify when patients in overnight hospital stays qualify as inpatients, outpatients or under observation is causing some confusion among Cedars-Sinai's medical staff, especially documenting "medical necessity" under the two-midnight rule.

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MEC Morning After Report

See highlights of the June 1 meeting of the Medical Executive Committee.

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CS-Link Tip: Pregnancy Sticky Notes

This week's CS-Link™ tip comes from Sarah Beauchamp, an ultrasound tech in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. A feature called "pregnancy sticky notes" has been enabled in CS-Link for outpatient physicians. Previously, this feature was available only to inpatient physicians.

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Clinical Documentation Course Continues July 7

Participants Can Earn Two Continuing Medical Education Credits

Members of the medical staff can take a "Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians" that meets the first Tuesday of each month through Dec. 1. The July 7 session takes place from from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse 4-5. Participants need to attend just one session. Two continuing medical education credits will be available.

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Deadline for Clinician Scholars Program Is Sept. 1

Cedars-Sinai plans to participate in the new National Clinician Scholars Program, which is building on the legacy of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. The new program, according to an official description, "offers unique clinical and community-based research training through intensive mentorship for clinicians as change agents driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and healthcare." The admission deadline is Sept. 1

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Sim Center Accredited After Less Than 2 Years

Just 19 months after opening, the Cedars-Sinai Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills has received full accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH). This designation places Cedars-Sinai among an elite group of institutions in the U.S. to have earned the endorsement of the SSIH, the acknowledged leader in the oversight of simulation in healthcare.

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Panel Discusses Physician-Assisted End of Life

The Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association and medical staff sponsored a May 18 roundtable discussion on physician-assisted end-of-life issues.

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Sand 'N' Snore Set for Sept. 11

Sand 'N' Snore is just around the corner. The dinner, sleepover and breakfast starts Friday, Sept. 11, at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.

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Center Strutters Provides a Safe Place to Walk

Need a safe place for your patients to walk and exercise? Consider referring them to the Center Strutters "Walk for Fitness" Program.


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