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.
Finding Success through Practice Collaboration
For independent practices worried the future means merging or an acquisition, collaboration may be the key to survival.
The Advantages of Working in a Direct Primary Care Model
Once considered elitist, direct primary care practices are gaining ground with physicians and patients alike.
Doctors are Divided on the 2016 Presidential Election
Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton? Many physicians are having a hard time picking either and healthcare isn't the reason why.
Aligning Physician Compensation in a Value-based World
Before your practice enacts major changes to its physician compensation, take it slow and get everyone on board early, experts say.
MRI Shows Brain Changes in Children After One Football Season
MRI shows brain changes in children who play football even if not diagnosed with concussion.
Not Letting a Hurricane Stop You from Caring for Patients
One independent doctor says that he treats his career as a profession, not as a job. As such, hurricanes don't stop him from practicing medicine.
How to Save a Practice 101
Independent practices are facing an abundance of challenges from external factors. One consultant is looking to help them through case-study learning.
The HEEADSSS Psychosocial Inventory
The HEEADSSS psychosocial interview is a comprehensive aid to help discuss with adolescents social and emotional aspects of life that may impact physical health.
The Importance of an Employee Exit Checklist
Reviewing your software programs, logins, and EHR users can not only save you money, it should be a quarterly requirement in your medical practice.
The Dangers of Copy and Paste in the EHR
Copy and paste can speed up patient charting in the EHR, but physicians and staff must be wary of propagating errors. Here are key factors to consider.
Acne and a Hickey: What is Wrong with Vickie?
The 16-year-old is upset by a new outbreak of “acne” and the prom is in 2 weeks. But is it acne? And what’s that bruise?
PAs, NPs Make a Difference in Chronic Disease Care
The data has begun to back what one PA has known for quite some time, PAs and NPs can make a difference in caring for a patient with chronic disease.
Five Activities When It's Okay for Docs to Multitask
Physicians pride themselves on their ability to multitask on the job. But at home, it is often better to slow down, with these exceptions.
Measles Quiz: Can You Spot the Symptoms?
Take this quick quiz to test your knowledge of a deadly disease.
MACRA, MIPS and APMs: An Unappetizing Alphabet Soup
The cold reality of life under MACRA should be alarming to small and solo practice physicians.
Q&A: Practice of Overdiagnosing Breast Cancer
A recent NEJM article focused on the growing rates and implications of overdiagnosis in breast cancer.
The United States Health Care Delivery System in 2016
After watching the final Presidential debate of the 2016 election, one physician wonders where do we go from here?
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