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  THIS JUST IN September 26, 2012  

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Nurses win language discrimination case

A group of Filipino nurses who claimed they were mocked for their accents and ordered to speak "English only" won a nearly $1-million settlement against a Central California hospital where bosses and coworkers were allegedly urged to eavesdrop on the immigrant workers.



NEW REPORTS


Older Americans 2012: Key indicators of well-being

The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics report “Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being” provides a comprehensive, easy-to-understand picture of our older population’s health, finances, and well-being.


F as in fat: How obesity threatens America’s future 2012

The number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and healthcare costs, are on course to increase dramatically in every state in the country over the next 20 years, according to “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012,” a report by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


Closing the quality gap: Revisiting the state of the science

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality report “Closing the Gap: Revisiting the State of the Science” assesses the effectiveness of patient, provider, and systems interventions or policy interventions in improving medication adherence for an array of chronic health conditions.



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  2012 Nurse’s Guide to Infusion Coding and Documentation

A tool to help nurses do their jobs more effectively and efficiently


Nurses who provide infusion services work under tremendous pressure. Besides their clinical responsibilities, they are expected to identify or enter procedure codes for the billing of services. This is no easy task given the complex and often confusing official guidelines for code assignments and coding hierarchies. MedLearn Publishing has created a peer reviewed, quick-reference handbook tailored to the needs of nurses that addresses coding for outpatient infusion services in the hospital setting. Click here for details.
 

 


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