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The ICD-10 transition will continue into the next year for practices. Here are some tips you’ll need to take in 2016.

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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.

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.

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In this month's coding column, we also feature answers to prolonged services codes and orthopedic ICD-10 codes.

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Helping patients who have significant medical illness as well as mental illness is a challenge, especially when the diagnosis is unclear. Hospital psychiatrists play a critical role in the management of these behaviorally compromised patients.

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A recent executive order to ensure federal computer systems are safe from attack has implications for medical practices as well.

Take this quick quiz, based on Dr Jon Schneider’s popular case reports, to test your knowledge of a common teenage plague.

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Psychosomatic medicine psychiatrists specialize in managing psychiatric effects of medical treatments and medications.

Findings on fasting, mindful eating, and the flaw in BMI as a measure of body fat are summarized in this 8-slide briefing.

By using schedule automation, a multi-specialty practice in Mass. is saving time and headaches, while also improving the patient experience.

After lounging on the doorstep of respectability for the past decade, assisted outpatient treatment is here to stay. But some still balk at the notion.

Heme iron, nitrites, and nitrates are implicated in the largest study to date to show increased mortality risks linked to eating red meat.

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Allowing medical students to gain experience at your practice could be beneficial to all parties involved.

Developing this kind of document can let physicians know what expectations your practice has of them.

Figure. Levels of psychological impairment

Supportive psychotherapy can serve as the first bridge out of social isolation and marginalization and addresses personality issues, such as deficits in character structure and defense mechanisms.

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For independent physician practices, a joint venture may be the best option to gain credibility and expand your resources.

Brief summaries in this slide show highlight the latest ACP drug recommendations for both osteoporosis and low bone density.

This doctor has been preaching teamwork at his practice for so long his employees decided to take their support for one another to a whole new level.

10 Common Staff Problems Facing Medical Practices

Physicians and recruiting professionals weigh in with challenges — and solutions — to today’s staffing challenges at medical practices.

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We’ve been waiting since 1953, the year chlorpromazine was introduced to the US as a revolutionary treatment for schizophrenia, for an active treatment for tardive dyskinesia that the FDA judged to be effective.

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