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Primary care physicians missing out on reimbursement for preventive services

Physicians provided reimbursable prevention and coordination services to 5.0% to 60.6% of Medicare patients but billed for a much smaller fraction, ranging from less than 1% for alcohol misuse or obesity counseling to 35.8% for wellness visits, a study found.

Oral medications for COVID-19 underused among socially vulnerable, CDC study finds

By late May, the rate of prescriptions for molnupiravir and nirmatrelvir/ritonavir was twice as high in the highest-income U.S. ZIP codes as in the lowest, research showed. A CDC webinar on June 28 will discuss efforts to equitably distribute these treatments.

MKSAP Quiz: Persistent rhinorrhea, frontal headache

A 45-year-old woman is evaluated for 4-month history of persistent rhinorrhea, frontal headache, loss of smell, and malaise. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?

Standing on one foot for 10 seconds may predict mortality risk for adults ages 50 or older

A simple test adds relevant prognostic information beyond age, sex, and several other anthropometric and clinical variables, according to a recent study.

ACP congratulates recent AMA election winners

Sandra A. Fryhofer, MD, MACP, was recently re-elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees, and Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, was elected to the AMA Council on Medical Education.

New ACP 2022 Internal Medicine Course Recordings available

Learners can stream expert-led sessions covering timely internal medicine topics, with the opportunity to earn CME credit and MOC points at their own pace, on any device.

And the winner is …

ACP Internist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.