For the uninitiated, ICD-10 is simply an acronym for the 10th revision to the “International Classification of Diseases.” The previous iteration, ICD-9, still enjoys widespread use. The ICD-10 revision is much more robust, including about 55,000 more diagnostic codes than its predecessor. With so many new codes there are bound to be some on the […]


While Fall’s colors are undeniably beautiful, the leaves’ transition ultimately signifies Summer’s passing and Winter’s approach. Days are distressingly longer and darker, but our behavioral health pros have some tips on how you can combat those impending seasonal blues. The autumnal equinox was September 23, and as darkness begins to creep in earlier and earlier […]

Doctors Discussing ICD-10

  ICD-10 Code is set to replace ICD-9 October 1, 2015, after two extensions from 2013 and 2014. AMA President Steven J. Stack stated, “While the AMA appreciates that physicians have additional time to comply with ICD-10, we continue to have fundamental concerns about ICD-10 and its implementation, which will not be resolved by the […]

Sierra Surgery Health Insight Award Photo

2015 HealthInsight Hospital Quality Award acknowledges outstanding patient care with success in every measurable category. Carson Tahoe Sierra Surgery, the boutique elective surgery arm of Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, has once again been recognized with the HealthInsight Hospital Quality Award for delivering top quality care and achieving high levels of patient satisfaction. Obtaining this […]