Search results for "Medicare"
Is mastering coding worth the time?
While Medicare has added new codes to increase the reimbursement available to primary care practices, they can be difficult to implement and may not align with the integrated flow of a visit.
1 Oct 2022
Type of insulin may affect hypoglycemia rates in older adults with type 2 diabetes, study finds
Risk may be lower with long-acting insulin analogs versus neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin.
9 Mar 2021
Mixing and matching can work for back pain
This issue details management of back pain, a forum on monkeypox, and pearls about diagnosing delirium.
1 Nov 2022
ACP policies target inequity to improve health
We must be intentional in our efforts to address the needs of individuals experiencing health care disparities and inequities based on social drivers of health.
1 Sep 2022
Naloxone coprescribing appears uncommon in patients taking long-term opioids
A retrospective cross-sectional study of U.S. retail pharmacy claims found that 2.3% of long-term opioid therapy episodes included naloxone coprescribing, despite recommendations supporting this practice.
23 Feb 2021
Rethinking advance care planning
While more physicians are reporting having conversations about advance care planning with their patients, it's still far from common.
1 May 2022
Four more screening, counseling services covered by Medicare
Alcohol, depression, sexually transmitted diseases and obesity therapy are now covered within the primary care setting. Learn how to incorporate these into a practice.
1 Mar 2012
Mammography may not benefit healthy women older than age 75
Researchers used Medicare data to examine eight-year follow-up of two screening strategies: continuing annual mammography after a certain age or ceasing to screen.
25 Feb 2020
Annual face time between patients and physicians rose since 1979 due to longer visits
A racial/ethnic gap in time spent with physicians widened over the three studied decades, with White patients getting 22.9 and 14.7 minutes more per year than Black and Hispanic patients, respectively, by 2018.
14 Jun 2022
Medicare updates affect audits, modifiers and version 5010
This month's column covers three timely yet disparate topics: a new CPT modifier, readiness for Version 5010 electronic claims transactions, and the looming expansion of the recovery audit contractors.
1 May 2011