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September 2019
Heart failure documentation must include the following key elements: 1. Type of heart failure Diastolic Systolic Combined Diastolic and Systolic Note: Documentation of Systolic and/or Diastolic Dysfunction does not equate to the type of heart failure. Heart failure and dysfunction are not interchangeable terms; documentation needs to state the type of “heart failure.” 2. Acuity...
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Key Points Drug approval is a costly and extensive process. Trials for drug approval include animal studies, safety studies, efficacy studies, and post-marketing research. A large number of drugs have gained new approvals in 2019. Some of the categories of these drugs include those within cardiology, dermatology, oncology, infectious disease, and neurology. This article introduces...
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Save the Date: October 26, 2019 at 10am-2pm Key Points National Prescription Drug Take Back Day occurs twice annually (usually in April and October). The next Drug Take Back Day will occur on October 26, 2019. Drug take back events are important for public health as they limit potential abuse and accidental overdose by limiting...
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