More than 140,000 people in the United States are diagnosed annually with colorectal cancer.1 Unfortunately, ~25% to 40% will develop a tumor recurrence despite a potentially curative operation. Although it is well known that most recurrences occur within 5 years, the optimal strategy to accurately detect recurrences at the earliest stage remains controversial.
Abstracts submitted for the ASCRS Annual Scientific Meeting are peer-reviewed and scored on scientific merit, originality and relevancy to the field of colorectal surgery. The Program Committee is looking for abstracts for the following categories:
Announcement Sent Jointly from the American Medical Association and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Sent July 2015
The American Medical Association and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) jointly announced that agreement has been reached on important elements of a “grace period” for the October 1, 2015, implementation of the ICD-10 diagnosis code set.
In guidance the CMS announced that: