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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.
Novel Pathway May Trigger Non-inflammatory Asthma
The discovery may spell relief for the large number of asthma patients that do not respond to conventional therapy.
Small Practice Doc Speaks Out Against MACRA
In this Q&A, a family medicine doc talks about why the MACRA legislation should terrify small practice physicians from a financial perspective.
Many Early Lung Cancer Patients Receive Unnecessary Brain Scans
Brain CT and MRI for early stage lung cancer patients are not routinely recommended.
The Frustratingly High Cost of Medication
One doctor commiserates on the fact that drugs can be incredibly expensive, forcing her patients to choose between medications and paying rent.
Afib Quiz: What’s a CHA2DS2-Vasc Score Got to do With It?
Can this stroke risk calculator predict ischemia in patients without atrial fibrillation?
Sexual Dysfunction, SSRIs, and Depression
You Can Be a Good Mom and Good Doctor
Someone once this doctor she couldn't be a good doctor AND a good mother. She has proven that person wrong.
6 Cases of Ecchymosis: Can You ID the Causes?
The 6 cases here provide a sampling of the many possible causes of bruising and a test of your diagnostic acumen.
7 Facts you Need to Know about Current Afib Guidelines
New drugs and more complex patients make anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation a new ballgame. Here, a topline from guidelines for primary care.
Using Social Media More Effectively at Your Practice
Here are three ways to make social media a highly effective health communication tool at your practice.
Extracurricular Activities for Early-Career Psychiatrists
With the standard aversion to moonlighting in the emergency department at the local hospital, lots of us have asked the same question: “What else can I do to pay the bills?”
Six Characteristics of an Effective Leader
Whether you are dealing with patients or staff, if you work to develop these six leadership characteristics, your effectiveness will increase.
Carotid Ultrasound Often Unnecessary
Most carotid ultrasounds for asymptomatic patients are not based on appropriate criteria.
The Impact of Value-Based Contracts on Independent Practices
In Phoenix, one clinically integrated organization is showing independent physician practices how they can achieve success in value-based care.
A Young Cuban Bruiser
Walk through this case of unexplained bruising in a young boy that proves signs and symptoms are not always what they appear to be.
The Diagnostic Satisfaction Quotient
A different kind of satisfaction score in radiology.
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