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.
No Practice is Immune from the False Claim Act, Stark Law
A recent case exemplified why every practice — regardless of size — needs to play by the rules when it comes to the False Claims Act and Stark Law.
The Lowly Dawn Simulator
Is it time to think outside the light box for treatment of seasonal depression?
Direct-acting Antivirals Treat HIV/HCV Coinfection in Real-world Study
Twelve-week viral eradication rates were high in patients coinfected with HCV and HIV, particularly in those without advanced cirrhosis.
Advanced Cirrhosis Patients Respond to DAAs in Real-world Study
High sustained virologic response rates were seen among patients with decompensated cirrhosis in European compassionate care cohort.
Chronic Pain in Primary Care: Practice Update
Back pain, headache, neuropathy, depression--primary care sees it all. Get current on when and how to treat the most common types of chronic pain.
Who Can Bill Advanced Care Planning Codes?
This month's coding column is about whether or not one or more physicians of different specialties can bill the advanced care planning codes.
10 Collection Tactics for High-Deductible Patients
High-deductible health plans are on the rise. Here are 10 methods to ensure your practice collects from patients with these plans.
3 Truths to Improving the Patient Experience
In the second of a two-part podcast, William Maples, MD, explains that improving the patient experience can't happen through hospitality-industry amenities.
Statewide Image Repository and Repeat Imaging in Children
Radiology utilization in children transferred to trauma centers after implementation of statewide web-based image repository.
Ensure Your Practice's Employee Handbook is not a Contract
A recent case between a hospital and its former employee emphasizes the need for practices to make sure their handbook is not an accidental handbook.
Experts Share 7 Tips on Retaining Patients
Practices are facing intense competition nowadays in trying to retain their patients. Experts share their secrets to get patients to keep coming back.
The Upside to Charting in the EHR in the Exam Room
Not sure whether you should document in the EHR with the patient in the room? Real-time medication reconciliation and accurate patient records are benefits.
Primary Care Provider Management of Incidental Imaging Findings
Incidental findings on imaging reports are treated in different ways by PCPs.
To Know a Patient and be Known as a Doctor
She says being able to get to know her patients on a personal level is the best part of being a doctor and makes all the headaches of the job worth it.
Light Box Therapy: A Treatment for All Seasons?
A new protocol makes light therapy an option for patients with bipolar depression.
Drug Rash in the ED
Patient claims pruritic full-body rash is from a course of vancomycin. Is he correct? Could it be something else?
3 Reasons for Your Practice to Switch to the Cloud
Many practices are reluctant to make the switch from a physical server to the cloud. Here's why storing data in the cloud makes sense.
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