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.
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.
What's a Family Physician to do?
A doctor finds her scope of care narrowing considerably as the healthcare landscape changes, leaving her contemplating her future as a physician.
10 New Drugs for Primary Care: Q2 2017
Slide Show: FDA drug approvals in the second quarter 2017 included these 10 for conditions seen in the primary care setting.
Amyloid Plaque and Cognitive Decline
Using PET or CSF assay to detect amyloid plaques in asymptomatic adults may help detect future cognitive decline.
The Family History Question You Can't Ask of Patients
It'd be nice to ask a new patient about their family history with malpractice lawsuits. Unfortunately, that's not allowed, as this physician finds out.
Why Practice's Must Report a Data Breach
A recent settlement highlights the importance of medical facilitates reporting a breach of protected health information in a timely manner.
10 Takeaways from the 2018 MACRA Proposed Rule
What do practices need to know about the proposed rule for MACRA reporting in 2018? Here are our top 10 takeaways.
Radiologists Want More Involvement in Patient Care
Given the proper resources, radiologists would like to be more directly involved in patient care.
8 Ways to Turn Patients, Staffers into Practice Advocates
Your patients and staff members are your best marketing tool. Get them to be "super fans" of you and your practice.
Baricitinib May Not Increase Infections in Rheumatoid Arthritis
EULAR 2017: The drug also lowered the rate of joint damage progression and maintained an overall low disease activity.
Does Fibromyalgia Mask Spondyloarthritis?
With clinical overlap, study findings suggest vigilance and an active search for underlying inflammatory disorders.
How to Handle an Audit from Medicare or Other Payers
Regardless of who the payer is or the stated purpose, every potential audit inquiry should be taken seriously by your practice.
5 Top Diabetes Apps for Patients
5 diabetes apps at-a-glance that help patients better manage the disease and communicate with you.
America's Veterans in Your Practice
The PA profession, which is rooted in the military, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Today, many Certified PAs are now treating those who served our country.
Are We Overdiagnosing ADHD?
How best ensure an accurate ADHD diagnosis in the absence of an established gold-standard or neuroimaging test or biomarker?
7 Takeaways from Real-Life Malpractice Cases
Malpractice incidents are unfortunate for all involved, but can provide insightful lessons for practices. Here are seven takeaways from real-life suits.
Stop Signing Doctor's Notes to Avoid Being Sued
There is a precedent happening in pediatrics as helicopter parents and overbearing daycare centers have created a sharp increase in "doctor's notes."
The Do's and Don'ts of Medical Malpractice
Don't let a lack of communication, EHR misadventures, or failure to be prepared lead to a damaging malpractice suit at your practice.
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