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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.
Five Ways to Decrease Patient Wait Times
More and more, patient wait times are going to be vital to improving satisfaction and bottom-line revenue. Here are five ways to shrink wait times.
8 Fairly Weighty Obesity Issues
As the prevalence increases, obesity continues to grow as a major health problem. Here are brief summaries of the latest research findings.
Practice Rounds: EpiPen Saga Reaches a Fever Pitch
The backlash over the cost hike of the EpiPen forced the manufacturer Mylan to take action and defend itself this week.
Inbox: Fast Food Medicine
In our recurring blog "Inbox" we share comments from physicians and practice administrators telling us what keeps them awake at night.
A Case of A Baby with Bumpy Feet
Bilateral tiny lumps in a 4-month-old boy's heels are making his mother anxious. Get a close look at the lesions and enter your Dx.
Medicare's Sleight of Hand
Medicare's new payment program under MACRA will place pressure on independent physician practices, as they compete for limited Medicare bonuses.
Upgrades: My Love/Hate Relationship
Upgrading technology used to be fun.
Lessons from a Pioneer in Global Health
What can you learn about solving global health problems from a biography about the innovative physician and anthropologist, Paul Farmer?
Underarm Eruption in a Teenaged Boy
Topical steroids and antifungals have not only failed to resolve the bilateral rash; the teen says they’ve made it worse. Your Dx?
'Educate Yourself Now' on MACRA, Advises Consultant
Can small practices make it through MACRA? In this podcast, Pam Minichiello of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative says it depends on preparation.
Can an Attending Physician Attest to an NP Consult?
In the world of coding, here's why an attending physician is not really allowed to attest to an NP consult. Also, what are comparative billing reports?
Will Congress Repeal the Stark Law?
A recent hearing by the Senate Finance Committee brought up the possibility the Stark Law could be revamped to something simpler.
New Diabetes Drugs May Also Improve Kidney Health
The renal protective effects seen with the SGLT2 inhibitor canogliflizin may be independent of glycemic control, suggest authors of a new post-hoc analysis.
Imaging in the ‘Ivory Tower’: Academic Radiology
This series focuses on what it’s like to be a radiologist in a variety of settings. Here, we focused on academic radiology.
Physicians: What's In Your Disaster Recovery Plan?
Recent ransomware attacks and the Phase II Office for Civil Rights Audits underscore the importance of adequate policies and procedures.
5 Costly Processing Mistakes
Learning to avoid common and costly mistakes when accepting and processing card payments can add up to big savings for your medical practice. [Sponsored]
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