MKSAP Quiz: Daily, nonproductive cough without hemoptysis
22 Jun 2010
Medicare patients may be receiving colonoscopies more frequently than recommended by guidelines, according to a new study.
17 May 2011
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has analyzed recent Medicare demonstration projects and concluded that most have not reduced costs, but those that did had certain specific characteristics.
31 Jan 2012
Of 558,322 new heart failure patients, 34.8% received coronary artery disease (CAD) testing and 9.3% received revascularization within 90 days, which fell below expectations set by current guidelines, according to authors of a study of U.S. administrative claims data.
1 Mar 2022
Medicare to send Comparative Billing Reports to primary care clinicians to facilitate accurate billing
This June, CMS will be sending a Comparative Billing Report to a select group of 5,000 primary care clinicians, focusing on evaluation and management codes for office visits.
5 Jun 2012
Screening Medicare patients for lung cancer results in more false positives, but also a better positive predictive value, than screening younger patients, a new study found.
9 Sep 2014
Primary care physicians play a crucial role in ongoing anticoagulation management, including educating patients about the signs of venous thromboembolism.
1 Apr 2022
Two authors discuss their recent study finding that Black patients were twice as likely as White patients to be described with negative words in their history and physical notes, particularly in inpatient records.
1 Apr 2022
The cost of medications can be a significant barrier for many patients who are on a fixed income or who might be taking multiple, sometimes expensive drugs. Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans might provide a solution for your patients, and there are tools to help with the enrollment process.
1 Nov 2015
A study found that patients with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias were more likely to miss payments on credit accounts as early as six years before diagnosis and to develop subprime credit scores 2.5 years before diagnosis.
1 May 2022