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.
Celebrate Your Medical Staff's Small Victories
Are you celebrating and thanking your staff on a daily basis? If not, you could be creating a negative working environment.
Physicians Drifting Towards Single-Payer Support
A recent Merritt Hawkins survey found 56 percent of docs in support of single-payer healthcare due to a variety of reasons, including feelings of inevitably.
Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis: Diagnostic Issues for Psychiatrists
This articles focuses on the psychiatric and neurological implications of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.
A Dream I Had
What will they ask of radiologists next?
Five Ways Physicians Can Stay Buoyant
Don't let the grind get you down. Here are five ways physicians can be more energetic in their day-to-day lives.
Mortality in Physicians Who Perform Fluoroscopy-guided Procedures
Physicians who perform fluoroscopy-guided procedures are not at higher risk for cancer or death.
Doc in Over His Head with Medical Coding
This doc found out the hard way that medical coding for a single patient can be a cumbersome time suck.
There’s More to Nightmares Than Meets the Eye
Nightmare disorder can produce emotional manifestations of fear, anger, and sadness. Here are 7 reasons parasomnias can challenge even the most astute diagnostician.
Who is Radiology in 2017?
The anatomy of the radiology workforce in 2017.
7 Ways to Improve Lithium’s Tolerability
Most of the adverse effects of lithium are manageable—and a little knowledge goes a long way.
What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been
Here's how I've managed to get my own mind off the news. What about you?
Practice Due Diligence Can Save Patients Money
A little time and effort by practices can save patients thousands of dollars in unseen costs.
Osteoporosis Drug Costs Called Into Question
An ICER analysis and expert commentary on anabolics’ benefits and costs offer some opposing views, and some consensus.
Building a Medical Coding Team: In-house vs. Outsourced
Should you hire an in-house coder or outsource? Do you need to hire one at all? Answers to these questions and more.
How Long is that Vaccine Good?
Once a vaccine is drawn up, the clock starts ticking. How long do you actually have? Try these 2 questions, and download a CDC guide at the end.
Brain MRI of People with Genetic Autism
MRI has shown structural abnormalities related to cognitive function among people with genetic forms of autism.
Vaccine Administration Errors: The Wrong Route
Which vaccines should you repeat when a SQ injection is given IM or vice versa?
The Healing Power of Photographs
As I’ve seen in my parents’ remarkable journey from the doomed Jewish ghetto in Lodz, Poland, and in my psychiatry practice, photographs have immense power to heal.
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