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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.
Radiologic Decision Making Affected by Outcomes Knowledge
Outcomes knowledge may sway radiograph interpretations.
New CMS Rules Could Make it Harder for Practices to Sell
CMS has altered rules around payments to hospital based outpatient departments (HOPDs), which could have an effect on a practice's value to hospitals.
Emerging Treatments and Pharmacogenetics for Cocaine Use Disorder
There are no FDA-approved pharmacotherapies for cocaine use disorder. Here: a review of the off-label use of promising medications for this addiction.
What States Make Patients Pay Out of Pocket the Most?
What state allows for almost 50 percent patient responsibility? Also, which services have the highest percentage of patient responsibility?
Suicide Prevention: Translating Evidence Into Practice
A growing body of research has given us strategies at population, community, and clinical levels that can be put into practice. Details here.
Sex Differences in AF: Find out What you Know
Is prevalence of atrial fibrillation higher in men or women? Which sex is more likely to be asymptomatic? At higher risk for stroke?
Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation: What's Your AQ?
Ablation has become a leading option to arrest AF in many patients. Try 3 quick questions to test your ablation quotient.
The Inbox: Physician Deliberations on MACRA
In our recurring blog "Inbox" we share comments from physicians and practice administrators telling us what keeps them awake at night.
Jury Is Out on Omega-3 for Major Depression
Here: Insights regarding both the potential positive and negative effects of omega-3 fatty acids on depressive symptoms.
Creating the Paperless Physician Office
Many practices are feeling the push to go paperless. Here's how to make the leap.
College Students and Mental Illness: Strategies for Optimal Results
Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among college students. But only 60% of colleges and universities have a psychiatrist on staff.
Stretched Resources Don't Excuse Poor Patient Service
Every physician practice is dealing with stretched resources these days, but that's not an excuse for bad customer service.
Unsung Hero of First U.S. Penile Transplant: Radiology
Radiologists at MGH played an integral role in the success of the first U.S. penile transplant.
Support and Resistance
The joys of troubleshooting.
Empowering Medical Assistants Helps Improve Patient Care
One medical group in Massachusetts learned the power of using medical assistants to improve quality of care.
Pain Quiz: 8 Nagging Questions
Several research findings have been reported in recent days. Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge.
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