New ICD-10 codes on the way; Go cold turkey to quit smoking;

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> Physicians and coders will need to get ready for the addition of thousands of new ICD-10 codes this fall, as the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services plans to add 5,500 new codes, effective October 1. Article

> In the midst of the country's opioid epidemic, fewer than 32,000 U.S. doctors have sought a license that allows them to prescribe buprenorphine, a drug used to treat people addicted to opioids and heroin, according to The Chicago Tribune. Article

> A study of almost 700 adult smokers in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that going cold turkey was the best way to quit smoking, as it was more likely to lead to lasting abstinence. Study

> The HPV vaccine is given in three doses, but not all patients return to the doctor's office to complete the series, which a new study in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics found is because of miscommunication: providers expected parents to make follow-up appointments, while parents expected reminders from the physician about the second or third shots. Study

Health Care News

> Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and its implications for politics have generated buzz for nearly a year, but like other small-screen bosses, the former reality show host's ascendance in Republican polls contain lessons for healthcare leadership as well, argues a MedPageToday blog post. Article

> When physicians at the University Hospitals healthcare system in Cleveland use the electronic prescribing system to provide a particularly pricey drug to a patient, the name of the medication pops up accompanied by five dollar signs, according to The Washington Post. Article

And Finally… Ninjas wanted. Article