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.
4 New Things About Lupus
The latest studies explore new aspects of diagnosis, management, and comorbidities.
Tuning Your Health Technology Work Flow
Here are six common themes that often emerge when practices examine their tech work flows.
Keeping a Practice Compliant for Deaf Patients
What do you have to know about ensuring your practice is following the rules of the Practice Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act?
Breast MRI Improves Depiction of DCIS
Using breast MR imaging among women with ductal carcinoma in situ provides better depiction of invasive breast cancers.
Recognizing Tardive Dyskinesia: A 3-Question Quiz
What factors come into play in the diagnosis of tardive dyskinesia? How is TD distinguished from other movement disorders? Find out more in this quiz.
Hoarding Throughout the Life Span
Here: a review of prevalence, impact, etiology and pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment.
MACRA Boosts the Power, Relevance of Registries
Clinical Data Registries have taken on renewed meaning because of MIPS reporting requirements. What do physicians have to know about them?
No Added Cancer Risk with Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs
Treatment with a TNF inhibitor, tocilizumab, abatacept, or rituximab does not seem to result in more malignant neoplasms.
YouTube: A New Method of Medical Practice Marketing
Stephen Jones, MD, isn't looking to make a name for himself in comedy, he's looking to get patients in the door for their well visits.
Physicians Designing Unique APMs for MACRA
Doctors are taking it upon themselves to create new payment models to better align with how they administer care.
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Goes Up in Rheumatoid Arthritis
The high disease activity is associated with derangements in glucose metabolism.
Warning: Antidepressants May Cause Messaging Manslaughter
Neither time nor science has given pause to some attorneys who exploit the misunderstanding that surrounds the putative "criminogenic" effects of antidepressants.
Harrowing Diagnosis Brings out Best in Physician
For this doc, reacting to and treating a patients potentially life-threatening diagnosis brings out the best in her.
Psoriasis Mortality Rises with Alcohol
The risk of dying as a result of alcohol-related causes is greater in persons who have the condition.
Arthritis Tracking Web and Mobile App Hits Recruitment Mark
The first patient-led, patient-centered research registry for joint, bone, and inflammatory skin conditions enrolls 11,000 patients.
Solving Clinical Challenges in Major Depression
Grief vs depression? MDD vs depressive episodes? SGAs in treatment-resistant depression? Treatment-emergent sexual dysfunction? Insights in this Q&A.
Clinical Conundrum: Approaching Bipolar Diagnosis Four Ways
We are using 4 different approaches to bipolar diagnosis, according to the author of this commentary.
Physicians Grade the Trump Administration
More than 40 percent of physicians give the Trump administration an “F” in healthcare thus far. What has led to these tough grades?
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