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.
When Technology Can Reduce — Not Cause — Clinician Burnout
In this podcast, the chief innovation officer at the UPMC health system joins us to explain the potential of artificial intelligence in reducing burnout.
Grateful Doctor Says Goodbye to His Patients
A young cardiology fellow reveals in a letter to his patients that it was being privy to their vulnerability that allowed him access to his own.
New OSA Testing Guideline, Summarized
Obstructive sleep apnea ups the risk for many other health issues. Click through a 6-slide summary of updated recommendations for diagnosis.
Mitigate Risk: Physician Background Checks
Colorado is one of only six states that doesn't require doctors to undergo criminal records checks, but change is on the way.
Novel Calculator Guides Treatment Choice in Esophageal Cancer
A novel calculator can more easily identify which esophageal adenocarcinoma patients derive an overall survival benefit from neoadjuvant chemoradiation to help guide treatment choices.
Genetic Variations Linked to Post-Transplant Outcomes in Leukemia Patients
This video examines research that found that certain genetic variations of both leukemia patients undergoing bone marrow transplant and their unrelated donors were associated with poor outcomes.
Stomach Pain in 67-Year-Old Patient
A 67-year-old man presents with gastric pain, and a biopsy is performed. What is your diagnosis?
Study: Care by NPs, PAs Equal Doctors in Community Health
A recent study found that care by physicians and non-physician clinicians did not differ in community health centers.
Short-Course RT With Delayed Surgery Viable in Rectal Cancer
No difference in time to recurrence, recurrence-free survival, or overall survival were noted for patients with rectal cancer who underwent one of three different preoperative radiotherapy regimens.
Pros and Cons of Switching to A Subscription Practice
If you are feeling burned out from the demands of insurance, EHR documentation and more, consider a subscription practice. Here's the good and bad.
Next-Generation Sequencing for Lung Cancer in Clinical Practice
This video highlights some of the latest developments guiding precision medicine for lung cancer in clinical practice.
Managing Patient Flow: How to Keep it Moving
Bottlenecks will happen at your practice, but that doesn't mean you have be complicit. Here are ways to keep patients flowing.
Combined Immunotherapy, Thoracic RT Carries Moderate Toxicity in Lung Cancer
A study of the combination of radiation therapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors for the treatment of advanced lung cancer found a modest risk of side effects.
All About Gout for Primary Care: Treating Acute Gout
The faster the attack is recognized and treated with medications, the easier it is to control.
10 Tips for Using NPs and PAs to Curb Physician Burnout
Employing NPs and PAs is becoming more prevalent in the wake of the physician shortage epidemic, here are some ways to utilize these practitioners in a meaningful way.
Quality-of-Life Data Provide Valuable Insights in Lung Cancer Patients
In this interview we discuss how quality-of-life information from patients with lung cancer can be used to help guide treatment and inform outcomes.
Why Board Exams are Dated
In an era where knowledge is at our fingertips, board exams have become less practical for clinicians.
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