27 Nov 2017

CHINESE ROBOT PASSES CHINA’S MEDICAL LICENSING EXAM

  A Chinese medical robot named Xiaoyi achieved a passing score of 456 on China’s medical licensing exam in early November. A passing score is 360 out of 600. But 456 is an impressive result considering the robot scored 100 in its first practice run. Xiaoyi (which means “little doctor”)

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27 Nov 2017

WHAT’S UP IN THE NEW YEAR? PHYSICIANS RESPOND TO ISSUES FACING THEM IN 2018

By Larry Storer When I recently polled a dozen physician leaders by email about what issues were at the top of their list of the most critical issues facing them in 2018, concerns fell into two categories: political and medical. Then, face-to-face conversations with some of the physicians attending the

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27 Nov 2017

BTG GETS CPT CODES FOR VARITHENA AS OF JAN. 1; MEDTRONIC VENASEAL GETS MORE FAVORABLE CODES

By Larry Storer The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have published the final fee schedule for new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Category 1 codes for BTG International’s  Varithena procedures, and changed CPT codes for Medtronic’s VenaSeal, effective Jan. 1, 2018. The new codes for Varithena, which close veins

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