Henry Ford Health System names new chief innovation officer; AMA releases 2013 CPT code set;

> Henry Ford Health System in Detroit on Monday announced Mark Coticchia would be its new vice president and chief innovation officer, according to The Detroit News. Coticchia will be in charge of licensing technologies and creating companies to advance commercial innovation of therapies for the organization. Post

> The American Medical Association this week released the 2013 Current Procedural Terminology code set, which will be used for claims filed as of Jan. 1, 2013. Among the changes to be expected was the creation of 116 molecular pathology CPT codes. "The new codes will enhance the reporting of innovative diagnostic tools now available to advance medicine's overarching goal of reducing disease burdens, improving health outcomes and reducing long-term care costs," AMA said in its announcement. Announcement

> The U.S. Army awarded a $2.67 million contract to Bethesda, Md.-based BrainScope for the deployment of a miniature medical device that can rapidly assess traumatic brain injury in soldiers. The contact will enable BrainScope to merge the core technologies in its system with smartphone technology. Announcement

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