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.
Number of Physicians Increases during ACA Era
A recent research effort has uncovered that the number of physicians has actually gone up during the Affordable Care Act era, despite claims to the contrary.
A Family with Flaky Skin
Three siblings share a scaly, lizard-like rash. Neither parent has the condition. What do you think this could be?
Busy Physicians Can Reach Their Step Goals
Reaching 10,000 steps in a day is a good way to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and even for busy practicing physicians, it's doable.
When Technology Can Reduce — Not Cause — Clinician Burnout
In this podcast, the chief innovation officer at the UPMC health system joins us to explain the potential of artificial intelligence in reducing burnout.
Grateful Doctor Says Goodbye to His Patients
A young cardiology fellow reveals in a letter to his patients that it was being privy to their vulnerability that allowed him access to his own.
New OSA Testing Guideline, Summarized
Obstructive sleep apnea ups the risk for many other health issues. Click through a 6-slide summary of updated recommendations for diagnosis.
Mitigate Risk: Physician Background Checks
Colorado is one of only six states that doesn't require doctors to undergo criminal records checks, but change is on the way.
Study: Care by NPs, PAs Equal Doctors in Community Health
A recent study found that care by physicians and non-physician clinicians did not differ in community health centers.
Pros and Cons of Switching to A Subscription Practice
If you are feeling burned out from the demands of insurance, EHR documentation and more, consider a subscription practice. Here's the good and bad.
Managing Patient Flow: How to Keep it Moving
Bottlenecks will happen at your practice, but that doesn't mean you have be complicit. Here are ways to keep patients flowing.
All About Gout for Primary Care: Treating Acute Gout
The faster the attack is recognized and treated with medications, the easier it is to control.
10 Tips for Using NPs and PAs to Curb Physician Burnout
Employing NPs and PAs is becoming more prevalent in the wake of the physician shortage epidemic, here are some ways to utilize these practitioners in a meaningful way.
Why Board Exams are Dated
In an era where knowledge is at our fingertips, board exams have become less practical for clinicians.
All About Gout for Primary Care: The Diagnosis
Clinical presentation, history, and laboratory evaluation can make a diagnosis of gout, but crystal examination is the “gold standard.”
A PA's Experience in Concierge Medicine
Certified PAs are adding value to the field of concierge medicine, but their knowledge and skills can make a difference in any practice.
Succession Planning 101 for Private Practices
If you are thinking of retiring, or even if you aren't, make sure you have a viable succession plan in place.
All About Gout for Primary Care
How to regulate “the king of diseases and the disease of kings” is this Patient Care Special Report's domain.
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