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.
Mannitol Test for Asthma Presents Challenges
The test should not be used alone to screen for asthma in asymptomatic young persons outside of the clinic.
Insomnia Common with Asthma
The combination results in worse asthma control and a variety of health and quality of life issues.
After your exams, after your diploma, after all the nights on call, missed dinners and diagnoses, after your apologies...
Erosive Dermatits, Arthritis, and Urethritis: Dx?
This serious symptom constellation is seen in a 21-year-old man. Is it familiar to you?
The Why and How of Dismissing a Patient
Enough is enough, you are ready to dismiss a patient. What are the right reasons to do so and what actions can you take?
Intersection of Big Data and Interactive Virtual Reality
Big data meets interactive virtual reality.
Apps for Suicide Prevention: What the Research Says
A review of smartphone tools for suicide prevention and recommendations for clinicians.
Building a Better Older Brain
There is no magic pill or fountain of youth that can build a better older brain, but there are several key strategies.
PAs are Altering the Course of Chronic Kidney Disease
Certified PAs and other healthcare providers can follow this simple assessment protocol to help with early detection of chronic kidney disease.
Case History: 67-year-old female presented with one week of vision problems.
ACC Consensus Statement: Cessation of Anticoagulants for Elective Procedures
Answers to 5 simple questions about your patient and the pending procedure create a pathway to decisions about perioperative anticoagulation.
Bridging the Death Gap: Residual Mortality in AF
A study from Spain identified causes of residual death in patients with AF on anticoagulation. The results may come as a surprise.
Early Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Primary Care
Primary care physicians may contribute to improved outcomes by recognizing the signs and symptoms early on. Part 2 of a Special Report.
Preparing for a New Year and to be Prepared
This doctor has decided on an eternal New Year's resolution to be on time. Unfortunately, she's discovered there is such a thing as over-preparation.
Do Patients Want to Know Whether Alzheimer Disease Awaits Them?
Older adults seem willing to take a hypothetical predictive test—and plan accordingly.
Pushing Back on Cliché-Driven Presentations
Are you hearing the same tired clichés in presentations and meetings? Remove the noise from your life and push back.
Geriatric Psychiatry Research Update: January 2017
Three new studies offer insights into psychiatric disorders in the elderly.
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