Train Staff to Address ICD-10 Related Coder Shortage
With a dearth of coders thanks to the ICD-10 transition, some practices find that training current staff is the best way to get good coders.
On Tap for Physicians Attending Internal Medicine 2009
Health care reform, the patient-centered medical home, and the impact of environmental change on global health are just a few of the topics to be discussed at the Internal Medicine 2009 Medicine 2009 in Philadelphia this week.
Duzallo Gains FDA Nod for Hyperuricemia in Uncontrolled Gout
This is the first FDA-approved fixed-dose combination treatment that addresses both overproduction and underexcretion of serum uric acid in a single pill.
Why MOC Unites Physicians in Fury
Saying the words maintenance of certification will get a lot of long, angry stares in the physician community. Here are a few reasons why.
Progressive Lower Limb Weakness
Case History: 56-year-old man presents with progressive weakness in lower limbs for four to five years
Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk Report: 5 Pluses and Minuses
Recent research findings describe both positive and negative effects of RA-associated factors.
The Doctors Who Defend MOC
Yul Ejnes, MD, and Eric Green, MD, are among the rare breed of physician who defend MOC. Here's why.
Real Estate Investment Risks for Physicians
When investing in real estate, there are several common, but often overlooked, practices that physicians should abide by.
Enhanced MRI for Disappearing Colorectal Metastases Post Chemotherapy
Enhanced MR imaging versus CT in assessment of disappearing colorectal metastases.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Poses Special Challenge to Men
A different course, symptoms, and perceptions often results in different coping strategies and maybe even destructive behaviors.
Physicians Take MOC Trials to the State Level
Physicians are taking their well-known disdain for maintenance of certification to state legislators. Has it made a difference?
Obesity Raises Biomarkers, Not Disease Activity, in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Physicians should be careful when using biomarkers for assessment in obese patients, especially women.
Simple Interventions Decrease Screening Mammography Recall Rates
Implementing simple interventions could significantly decrease screening mammography recall rates.
Detecting Synovitis in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Joint swelling has the best concordance with ultrasound diagnosis. Joint symptoms may be a better clinical indicator than tenderness evaluation.
2018 Coding Updates: Vaccines, Consult Codes
Coding expert Bill Dacey has some of the most recent updates to the coding manual. What do you have to know for 2018?
Gardasil or Meningococcal Vaccine: Which Would Spock Choose?
The topic of HPV vaccination can be a loaded one for parents. Click here for some rational data to help then face facts.
How to Pump up the Volume on Gardasil Coverage
Fingers point in all directions when the topic of low US HPV vaccination rates comes up. How to skip the drama? Just do it.
Celebrate Your Medical Staff's Small Victories
Are you celebrating and thanking your staff on a daily basis? If not, you could be creating a negative working environment.
Physicians Drifting Towards Single-Payer Support
A recent Merritt Hawkins survey found 56 percent of docs in support of single-payer healthcare due to a variety of reasons, including feelings of inevitably.
A Dream I Had
What will they ask of radiologists next?
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