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Set Your ICD-10 Goals for 2016
The ICD-10 transition will continue into the next year for practices. Here are some tips you’ll need to take in 2016.
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.
Best States to Practice Interactive Map
Which states do physicians prosper in? Click on any state to get our complete analysis of how "physician friendly" it is.
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.
Ways to Keep Your Private Practice Afloat
Here are a few ways private practices can overcome the onslaught of MACRA and other outside factors that are threatening their existence?
Asset Protection Risk Factors for Docs Include Economy
Among the many risks physicians must proactively protect themselves against is the economy itself.
Family Physicians Aren’t Ordering LDCT Lung Cancer Screening
Few family physicians are making low-dose CT screening referrals to patients who are at high risk for lung cancer.
Eczema Herpeticum and Impetigo: What's the Common Underlying Problem?
Disruption in the epidermal barrier creates susceptibility to bacterial and viral colonization that can range in severity from benign to dermatologic emergency.
The Reasons to Be an Independent Doctor
Dr. Daniel Hoffman lays out the case for being an independent doctor, rather than employed by a health system. What are the benefits?
Vaccine Coding for Patients 19 and Older
How to institute vaccine administration codes for patients who are older than 19 years of age. Also, guidance on follow-up codes in electronic billing.
Coding Requirements for Transitional Care Management
Coding for TCM services should include global periods; dates of service; and correct documentation.
RSV Vaccine: Not Just for Kids?
Respiratory syncytial virus may account for up to 5% of adult community acquired pneumonias. We may need more than one RSV vaccine.
Practice Rounds: HHS to Aid Small Practices with MACRA
HHS is giving $100 million to help small practices implement MACRA over five years; Zika relief funding faces hurdles in Congress.
The Reasons Behind Physician Stress
Changing responsibilities and differing ways of relating to patients can make burnout worse for older physicians.
RSV: Hunt for a Vaccine, Inactivated?
Respiratory syncytial virus is common and most babies will have had it by age 2 years. Why can't we make a vaccine?
If you’re in health care, let alone a specialty which is desirable and therefore competitive to enter, chances are you’ve got more going on in your cranium than the average mammalian biped.
Physicians, Address the Obesity Issue with Patients
Many doctors are afraid to address a patient's obesity with them. This is the wrong approach, says one doctor.
Making the Case for Direct Primary Care
M. Samir Qamar, a family medicine physician, made the switch to direct primary care a few years back and hasn't looked back. He explains why he loves it.
Making Your Patient Waiting Room Friendly for All
The Civility CEO lets you know how to ensure your patients' waiting room is friendly for people of all ages and all temperaments.
10 New Facts about Prostate Cancer
Slide Show: Get top-line results of 10 new studies on the most common non-skin cancer among US men.
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