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    ICD-10: Less Than One Year Out
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: December 2, 2013, 11:27 am

    Blog post from CMS: http://www.cms.gov/eHealth/ListServ_ICD10_LessThanOneYearOut.html
    November 18, 2013 By: Matthew Albright, Director, Administrative Simplification Group

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    Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities Following the Recent Lapse in Appropriations
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: October 19, 2013, 9:29 am

    Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities Following the Recent Lapse in Appropriations



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    FPMRS Taxonomy Code
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: October 14, 2013, 12:52 pm

    If you passed the FPMRS Board Exam, Update your Medicare Enrollment and Private Insurance Contract Information to reflect this Specialization.Healthcare Provider Taxonomy Codes are designed to categorize the type, classification, and/or specialization of health care providers.

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    Winners of the 2013 AUGS Foundation Research Grants Program Announced
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: April 18, 2013, 2:45 pm

    WASHINGTON (April 12, 2013)—AUGS and the AUGS Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 AUGS Foundation Research Grants Program.

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    FDA approves Botox to treat overactive bladder
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: February 1, 2013, 1:53 pm

    FDA approves Botox to treat overactive bladder
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat adults with overactive bladder who cannot use or do not adequately respond to a class of medications known as anticholinergics.


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    SGR and Sequestration Cuts Averted
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: January 3, 2013, 1:19 pm

    A nearly 30% cut in Medicare physician payments was averted on Jan.1 when the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8 the American Taxpayer Relief Act, also known as the Middle Class Tax Relief Act. Previously the Senate approved the package on a vote of 89-8. 

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    Physicians Deliver SGR "Declaration of Independence" to Capitol Hill: Surgeons Urge Congress to Act
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: December 19, 2012, 9:03 am

    Physicians Deliver SGR "Declaration of Independence" to Capitol Hill: Surgeons Urge Congress to Act

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    Botox Therapy Provides Treatment Options for Patients with Bladder Control Problems
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: October 4, 2012, 7:10 am

    Results from a study comparing one Botox injection in the bladder vs. daily pills to reduce episodes of urinary incontinence indicate that both are effective, increasing treatment options for patients with bladder control problems.

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    Low-risk Women Experience Little Pelvic Floor Dysfunction After Both Vaginal and Cesarean Birth
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: October 4, 2012, 3:17 am

    New research indicates that women without pregnancy complications or maternal risk factors for complications have low rates of significant pelvic floor dysfunction after birth, whether they deliver vaginally or via cesarean section.

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    Website | Annual Meeting | Annual Scientific Meeting | childbirth | incontinence | prolapse | sex | Urinary Incontinence

    Caucasian Women Twice as Likely to Experience Fecal Incontinence
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Kara Dress | Released: October 4, 2012, 3:17 am

    Results from a study of nearly 3,000 women indicate that fecal incontinence, the involuntary loss of bowel control that results in accidental passing of stool, affect more Caucasian women than women of color.

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