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Medicaid Payment Tied to Timing of Breast Cancer Surgery

October 2014

Chicago—In states where surgeons receive lower Medicaid reimbursements for breast cancer surgery, Medicaid patients have longer wait times for breast-conserving surgery and outpatient mastectomies. This news comes from a study presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of ...
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  • Medicaid Payment Tied to Timing of Breast Cancer Surgery

    October 2014

    Chicago—In states where surgeons receive lower Medicaid reimbursements for breast cancer surgery, Medicaid patients have longer wait times for breast-conserving surgery and outpatient mastectomies. This news comes from a study presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of ...
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  • My Wish for a Better Imaging Report

    October 2014

    Several years ago, the College of American Pathologists (CAP), joined by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), created an entirely new concept in the reporting of a surgical pathology document—the synoptic pathology ...
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  • A Century Later, Debate on Hernia Repair Is Stronger Than Ever

    October 2014

    During a panel discussion on laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair fixation at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Hernia Society, Robert Bendavid, MD, FACS, FRCS(C), a surgeon at the Shouldice Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, ...
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