SLMMS on task to find opportunities in ‘pivotal year of change’
CREVE COEUR—On a rare winter evening above freezing temperatures, physicians dined on fillet au poivre and listened to the Laclede String Quartet at the 37th annual meeting of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society (SLMMS) at Kemoll’s Top of the Met in St. Louis.

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Predicting the ICD-10 Conversion Outcome

Some pundits liken it to Y2K issue; others call underestimating change ‘dangerous’

Controversy has swirled about a recent New York Times article stating that “some healthcare executives say predictions of a fiasco next Oct. 1 will prove as erroneous as those that said civilization would collapse on Jan. 1, 2000 ... the so-called Y2K issue.”

By LYNNE JETER

Preparing for ICD-10 Conversion Part 2

Practice management consultant shares the ‘4 Ts’ for physicians to consider

Editor’s note: The Medical News series, “Preparing for ICD-10 Conversion,” began last month with “8 Steps” for physicians to take now. This month, implementing the “4 Ts” is the focus recommendation to facilitate a smooth transition.

By LYNNE JETER

To the Top!

SLMMS on task to find opportunities in ‘pivotal year of change’

CREVE COEUR—On a rare winter evening above freezing temperatures, physicians dined on fillet au poivre and listened to the Laclede String Quartet at the 37th annual meeting of the St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society (SLMMS) at Kemoll’s Top of the Met in St. Louis.

By LYNNE JETER

STROKE

NIH Hopes to Revolutionize Process through National Network

Everyone wants to build a better mousetrap … but building it over and over again isn’t very efficient. Finding a way to keep the ‘mousetrap’ infrastructure in place while adding new features based on a collective body of knowledge is fundamentally the basis of the new National Institutes of Health Stroke Trials Network.

HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION

The recession took a heavy toll on healthcare construction projects across the nation. However, as the economy has begun to improve, projects are beginning to move forward again.

Experts in healthcare real estate development and evidence-based design recently shared their insights with Medical News regarding the current state of healthcare construction projects in the ambulatory setting.

Real Estate Development

March 2014

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Siteman Cancer Center Treats First Patients Using MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy​​​​​​​​​
 
​In a world’s first, physicians at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have begun treating patients using MRI-guided radiation therapy, a technology that allows tumors to be visualized during treatment.
 

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Kelle Moley, MD

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For Kelle Moley, MD, the inquiries she pursues in her research laboratory are far more than the musings of an academic mind. They’re rooted in the real-world hopes and hardships of the patients she’s treated over the past three decades.
 

By LUCY SCHULTZE

THE ESTATE PLANNER: Advanced Directives

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Have you told your family what you want?
My mother-in-law died just the other day. She was a warm, caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all that would meet her.
 

By STEVEN M. LAIDERMAN

How to Prepare for Stock Market Swings

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Provided by CHARLES GRBCICH and Wells Fargo Advisors

How Much Does it Cost You to be HIPAA Compliant?

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By GLENN HANKS

Physician/Healthcare Recruiting and the Affordable Care Act

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More patients mean more—and differently qualified— physicians and advanced care practitioners

By KATHY JORDAN, REGINA LEVISON and LYNNE JETER

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