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.
14 Situations Where Physicians Should Lawyer Up
Practices might be inclined to take on a legal issue on its own. Here are a few situations when they should hire a lawyer instead.
Lupus Leads Inflammatory Disorders in Cardiometabolic Risk
Study authors called for early screening and regular monitoring risk in patients with these disorders.
Add One More Patient without Compromising Balance
You can add one more patient by rearranging your staff's tasks to find maximum productivity.
Improving Doctor-Patient Communications
Both doctors and patients will benefit when exam room conversations go beyond the usual discourse.
MRI For Serotonin Levels in Dementia
MRI detects brain serotonin levels in patients with mild cognitive decline from Alzheimer’s disease.
Pregnancy Genes May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis
Type I interferons have a potential role in disease activity modulation in pregnant women.
Tardive Dyskinesia Epidemiology Quiz
Which gene is not associated with risk for the development of TD? What is the prevalence of TD in patients with schizophrenia treated with antipsychotics? Those questions and more in this quiz.
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Successful Medical Practice Succession Planning
Your personality and style shouldn't be the overwhelming consideration when choosing a successor to run your practice.
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
Mini Quiz: Cognitive Enhancers
Which pharmacotherapeutic approaches have the most evidence for effectiveness in cognitive enhancement? Test your knowledge with this quiz.
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.
Frontotemporal Dementia: A Brain Disease That Challenges Definitions of Mental Illness
Here: what psychiatrists need to know about frontotemporal dementia. Case examples convey the variety of possible psychiatric presentations of behavioral variant FTD.
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.
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