Medicus Megabytes: Weekly Roundup, 10/16/15

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Among the items we are highlighting this week are Medical Economics’ ICD-10 Diary project and survey findings that focus on TSA Pre-Check membership.

  • Medical Economics is documenting several physicians’ first-month experience with the transition to ICD-10 coding through its ICD-10 Diary project. In an October 5 post, the publication shared feedback from seven providers, including Thomas A. Marsland, MD. “Well here we are, 48 hours into ICD-10,” said the Orange Park, Florida-based oncologist. “The sky hasn’t fallen and the Earth hasn’t opened up. So far, there has been little impact or effect on ‘my’ day-to-day activities.”
  • If you take a locum tenens opportunity in Northern California between September 1 and December 1, 2016, you—and a minimum of three family members, friends, or colleagues—could experience the ultimate in luxury Wine Country tours, according to Robb Report. Flowers Vineyards & Winery’s Harvest Helicopter Butler, a five-hour adventure, begins at Sausalito Heliport and culminates at the invitation-only winery, where guests can enjoy a guided tour and a locally sourced, seasonal menu paired with limited-edition wines from the Flowers Camp Meeting Ridge and Sea View Ridge vineyards.
  • Do you have TSA Pre-Check? According to survey findings provided by GO Airport Express and GO Airport Shuttle, 70 percent of frequent flyers (i.e., those who fly at least five times a year) have purchased it. In comparison, 12 percent of people who are travelers in general have signed up for the expedited security screening program. As stated in a PR Newswire press release, the fee—which starts at $85 and is valid for five years—may be cost prohibitive for the masses.

Have a nice weekend!

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