Author | Marianne Mattera

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Counseling for Smoking Cessation Gets Its Own CPT Codes

October 17, 2007

CHICAGO -- Physicians will be able to report smoking-cessation counseling efforts soon using two new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that address tobacco use specifically.

Survey: Should Doctors Give Up Giving Flu Shots?

October 12, 2007

Take this MedPage Today poll on the accessibility of influenza vaccine.

New CPT Codes for Substance Abuse Screening

October 12, 2007

CHICAGO -- Two new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes will allow physicians to report specific services they provide to screen and counsel patients with alcohol or drug abuse problems.

Survey Report: BTC Drug Dispensing Wins Strong Support

October 12, 2007

Nearly three-quarters of the respondents to a MedPage Today poll supported action by the FDA to formalize a behind-the-counter drug dispensing category.

Survey: Should the FDA Create a New Drug Category?

October 05, 2007

Take this MedPage Today poll that looks at creation of a behind-the-counter drug dispensing category that would involve pharmacists more heavily in direct patient counseling.

Survey Report: The Annual Checkup Should Stay

October 05, 2007

Respondents to a MedPage Today poll overwhelmingly supported the concept of annual preventive visits.

Survey Report: Clinicians Confident in Ability to Translate Research but Just Barely

September 21, 2007

Just over half of the respondents to a MedPage Today poll said they can interpret the data presented in published research, but there's no guarantee that study results will be translated into practice.

Survey: How Good Are You at Interpreting Conflicting Research?

September 14, 2007

Take this MedPage Today survey that looks at clinicians' ability to interpret clinical studies and implement research into practice.

Survey Report: Medicare Out of Line in Refusing to Pay for Mistakes

September 14, 2007

Six out of every 10 respondents to a MedPage Today poll said Medicare's decision not to reimburse hospitals for the extra costs of treating preventable injuries is overly punitive.

Survey: Should Medicare Quit Paying for Hospital-Caused Complications?

September 07, 2007

Take this MedPage Today survey on the wisdom of Medicare's plan to withhold payment to hospitals for the costs involved in preventable errors.