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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.
The Physician Balancing Act
My office is understaffed, overworked, and I'm drowning in paperwork. I do not have time for vomiting.
When more isn’t better in radiology.
Radiology Comic: Jiffy Scan
The future of radiology?
Five Steps for Elevating Medical Practice Operations
This survival guide offers key activities to move a practice beyond reactive management and toward a proactive approach to optimize performance.
A Scaly Rash
An 11-year-old boy breaks out quite suddenly with a rash of papulosquamous lesions with a silvery scale. Can you Dx?
Marketing Patient Ancillary Services Is Important
Practices that offer ancillary services to their patients must take marketing their customer services seriously, if they wish for success.
Acute Facial Edema, Erythema in a 58-year-old Man
Video Hx: Pt describes lethargy x1 week. PMH includes palpitations, some SOB; hypertension. He smokes, drinks alcohol. More history, here.
Monthly Roundup: Top 7 Primary Care Stories
Here's a salute to 7 particularly notable doings and happenings in medicine during the past month.
Cutting Through Payer Bureaucracy
Frustrated with the way your payers' communicate with your practice? Here's a novel solution.
EHRs: Moving Past the Mandate
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While the industry is transitioning to a value-based care model, physicians will need an EHR system to collect and track patient metrics.
Making the metformin GRADE
I’m sure we’d all agree that for most patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), metformin is the first-line therapeutic agent to use.
The Fate of PACS
Experts agree, PACS can’t survive as it is today.
Pacemakers and AICDs: Nomenclature and Malfunction
When any patient who has a device is seen, the EKG is crucial. See the examples that follow.
The Potential of Patient-Centered Specialty Practice
The Patient-Centered Specialty Practice program was designed in many ways to complement the success of the medical home program and expand its reach.
Migraine: Keeping the Beast at Bay
More than one-third of migraineurs need preventive Rx yet only ~3%-13% use it. Do you know what drugs current guidelines recommend? Get an 8-slide update, here.
High Risk Women Don’t Follow Mammography Recommendations
Despite increase in referrals for mammography screening for high-risk women, actual screening numbers did not increase significantly.
Applying Modifier 52 and Modifier 53
When choosing between modifier 52 and modifier 53, ask yourself, "Why did the provider not complete the procedure or service?"
Persistent AF Improved via LAA Isolation
Results of the BELIEF study presented at ESC 2015 suggest the adjunctive ablation procedure may enhance long-term rhythm control.
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