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Marijuana, Medicine & Addiction | Marijuana, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, Dr. Stuart Gitlow, American Society for Addiction Medicine, ASAM, National Institute for Drug Abuse, NIDA, THC
Marijuana, Medicine & Addiction

A conversation with ASAM President Dr. Stuart Gitlow

With three states plus the District of Columbia sanctioning recreational use of marijuana and virtually all other states either allowing for or considering decriminalization and/or medical use of the drug, the great marijuana debate has become a legislative hot topic over the last three years.

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CINDY SANDERS

Compiling ‘The Notebook’ | Steve Sawyer, CBRE | Global Corporate Services
Compiling ‘The Notebook’

Finally, a free comprehensive standards ‘cleaning product’ directory is near completion for the healthcare industry

It’s not sexy, but it’s certainly important.

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JULIE PARKER

Gearing up for ICD-10 | ICD-9, ICD-10, Margie Maley, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Marilyn Tavenner
Gearing up for ICD-10

CMS confirms Oct. 1 switch; healthcare consultant offers cautionary notes

Successful completion of a full week of end-to-end testing of the new ICD-10 coding shows the healthcare industry is ready for the next step toward total conversion from ICD-9 coding, Marilyn Tavenner, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said before her departure from the federal agency earlier this year.

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JULIE PARKER

Survey Says … A Digital Disconnect Exists Between Patients, Practices | Patient Engagement, TechnologyAdvice, Meaningful Use, Digital Services, Patient Portal, Online Bill Pay, Online Appointment Scheduling, Health Education, Primary Care Practices, Electronic Health Record, EHR
Survey Says … A Digital Disconnect Exists Between Patients, Practices

Patients increasingly want to access online services to enhance convenience and communication with providers, according to a recent national survey conducted by TechnologyAdvice Research.

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CINDY SANDERS

What Does UnitedHealth’s Latest Move on Hysterectomies Mean? | UnitedHealth Group, Dr. Jay Wolfson, Dr. Ravi Johar, morcellator, vaginal hysterectomies, BayCare, Optum
What Does UnitedHealth’s Latest Move on Hysterectomies Mean?

Nation’s largest health insurer stiffens rules on hysterectomy coverage

UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s biggest player in the health insurance market, recently announced a policy change to narrow the rules on hysterectomy coverage.

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JULIE PARKER