To help internists create a cost-benefit analysis, ACP's Financial Management Toolkit (ACP membership required) can help project expenses and reimbursement of a new service or procedure. ... And, at Internal Medicine 2014, the Waxman Clinical Skills
than men. Although the majority of visits had only one (56.3%) or two (28.5%) procedures performed, 2.6% had five or more procedures performed. ... Frequently performed procedures on ambulatory patients included endoscopy of large intestine, endoscopy of
QD: News Every Day--Internists' malpractice claims often for failure to refer, do procedures. ... For instance, of claims that resulted in a payment, 40.1% were for a failure to refer and 38.1% were for a failure to perform a procedure.
QD: News Every Day--Botox procedure volumes above pre-recession peak. Patients are returning to doctors in record numbers for Botox, a corporate executive announced at a health care summit. ... He told Reuters demand for cosmetic procedures hit bottom in
The impact of the nonpayment policy change on orthopedic procedures is less well studied. ... and elbow arthrodesis and repair, and spinal refusion procedures, but not hip and knee replacements (since they aren't covered under the policy).
QD: News Every Day--PCI may be safe as an outpatient procedure. ... The majority of patients in both cohorts underwent the procedure for stable angina.
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procedures. including breast biopsies. In an accompanying editorial, Joann G. Elmore, MD, MPH, FACP, and Christoph I.
had already spread through the bloodstream the procedure would be of no benefit. ... Since benefits of all three procedures proved to be essentially equal, there was no need for radical procedures.
Much of interventional cardiology treads the ground lightly in the area of solid epidemiological evidence of benefit for some very expensive procedures. ... Our system is based on sickness, not health, so expensive procedures are favored over preventing
support and training programs to doctors looking at adding aesthetic procedures to their practice. ... and 9.1 million minimally invasive procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.