For a primary care provider, the main “procedure” is the office visit itself. • ... The bigger the problems, the better the reimbursement for procedures for the doctor. •
Add to that mix malpractice worries. Nearly all physicians believe that fears of a lawsuit result in unnecessary tests or procedures, research shows.
A class I recall of the AFX Introducer System Model S17-45 due to reports of the dilator breaking during procedures. ... Medtronic is also distributing a revised clinician refill reference card with information about the pump refill procedure for the
When Dr. Kaye's mother couldn't use the scale to indicate that her pain had decreased, the pain specialist balked at doing more nerve-burning procedures. ... Dr. Kaye, who teaches and practices at Louisiana State University and Tulane University in New
Should small-practice doctors perform procedures to enhance revenues and if so, how do they balance that with seeing patients? ... If one procedure takes the same time as seeing four patients, for example, it might not make financial sense.
Pulmonary vein ablation is an emerging therapy for atrial fibrillation. The procedure entails ablation around the left side of the heart, especially around the pulmonary veins. ... The procedure should be reserved for patients with refractory atrial
I think nowadays there is a serious lack of needed clinical bedside skills, and there is excess enthusiasm to perform procedures and rely on them for diagnosis.
Approval was based on evidence that using the system during HRPCI could allow a longer and more thorough procedure by preventing episodes of hemodynamic instability and reduce later adverse events compared ... Key changes have been made to the precleaning
of Medicare data (2009 to 2013) on 8 generally elective surgical procedures: knee and hip replacement, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, lumbar spinal fusion (broken out by anterior and posterior approach), “complete” prostatectomy, transurethral
The next question was, ‘Why don't we try to get rid of any invasive procedure and just let the patient eat the pill that contains the same mixture?’” said Dr.