On December 21, 2012, some say, the Mayan Calendar predicted the end of the world. Something similar happened a decade ago because of Y2K. People all over the world decided to throw parties during their last moments on Earth. Perhaps September 30 is a good day for coders and clinicians to get together and have one big last hurrah.
The cost of medical care services is now up 6.5 percent from last September. The recently released Consumer Price Index, or CPI, did not exactly