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Featured Image 1Congress passes 1-year SGR fix

Congress passes one-year Medicare SGR patch, preventing a 24 percent cut to physician payments; ICD-10 delayed until 2015

Featured Image 2ASPS announces 2014 Federal Regional Fly-In schedule

ASPS invites plastic surgeons and other interested parties to participate in one of the Society's upcoming regional advocacy fly-in events in Washington, D.C.

Featured Image 3Infection traced to cosmetic surgery performed in D.R. identified in U.S.

CDC urges plastic surgeons to be alert for rapidly growing Mycobacterium infections from cases performed in the Dominican Republic

The Death of JFK: 50 Years Later

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To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, PRS Editor-in-Chief Rod Rohrich, MD interviews Robert McClelland, MD – one of the trauma surgeons on call at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, when the president was carried into Trauma Room One. This clip is a portion of the interview that will be available online with the November 2013 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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CPT Quiz

True or False: Skin substitute graft codes can be used for non-graft wound dressings such as gels, ointments, foams or liquids, as wellas for injected skin substitutes.

You were right; the answer is False. Here's why

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Practice Management Tip of the Week

Provide patients and family with comprehensive discharge instructions that include a list of prescribed medications, diet and activity restrictions – and a list of side effects related to surgery and anesthesia. Defining the time parameters related to surgical complications may help to ensure that the patient understands when to contact the physician.
-The Doctors Company
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