The newest CREST Weekly Curriculum module, Lift Procedure for Anal Fistula, is now available! This module covers the ligation intersphincteric fistula tract (LIFT) procedure for patients with complex and recurrent anal fistulas. Included in the module are full-text articles from Diseases of the Colon & Rectum and a brief posttest.
ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10), the international standard for the definition of medical conditions, takes effect on Thursday, October 1. ICD-10 is a HIPAA code set requirement, so all services and discharges on or after that date must comply with the new codes. The new code set incorporates an expanded code format (three to seven digits), which will allow providers to include greater detail within the codes.
ASCRS encourages members to consult the following resources to prepare for this change:
Six new patient videos are now available in the Patient Education Library in the video section! These brief, 3-4 minute videos discuss Anal Warts, Anal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Pruritis Ani, Rectal Cancer, and Rectal Prolapse. Help your patients learn more about their condition in the office or show them where to find them from the comforts of home.