Faculty Group Practice Newsletter

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Raising Awareness of Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer

April has been designated Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, bringing attention to the symptoms and risk factors of these diseases – and the fact that diagnoses are on the rise. More than 54,000 new cases are expected in 2023.

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On Sunday, April 2, UTMB Health participated in IRONMAN 70.3 Texas as the official medical provider for the prestigious competition.

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In the News...

UTMB Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery's "Jaw in a Day" reconstruction procedure was recently featured in Community Impact.

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Laterality - ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding

This month we will focus on coding for laterality for diagnosis coding as this has been identified as a significant opportunity and is a key element of the coding and the reimbursement process.

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Arsalan Saleem, MD

Congratulations to Dr. Arsalan Saleem, the Academy of Master Clinicians' April Clinician of the Month.

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Penicillin Allergy De-labeling Supports Better Outcomes

When a patient presents with an infection, antibiotics in the penicillin family are often the best option for clinical efficacy, cost-effectiveness, and safety. An effort currently under way at health care institutions nationwide, including UTMB, is helping ensure more patients can utilize this first-line agent when needed.


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