Practice Management

Hospital Revisits Occur Frequently After Discharge for Medicare Benificiaries

Hospital Revisits Occur Frequently After Discharge for Medicare Benificiaries

For Medicare beneficiaries age 65 years and older, hospital revisits frequently occur after discharge from observation stays, and have increased over time.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Options for Chronic Back Pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Options for Chronic Back Pain

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Cognitive behavioral therapy was shown to improve pain and function in patients with a number of pain modalities.

Gender Minority Adults More Often Report Poor Health

Gender Minority Adults More Often Report Poor Health

Public health professionals need to pay attention to this vulnerable population.

Doctors Should Look Beyond Standard Burnout-Prevention Protocols

Doctors Should Look Beyond Standard Burnout-Prevention Protocols

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Burnout prevention can include limiting your exposure time in the clinic or hospital.

Exploring Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Agitation

Exploring Diagnostic and Treatment Options for Agitation

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This book looks at psychiatric causes of agitation in mood, personality, and psychotic disorders.

Affordable Alternative to Private Insurers May Reduce High Insurance Premiums

Affordable Alternative to Private Insurers May Reduce High Insurance Premiums

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Healthcare premiums have been consistently growing every year — even before the ACA and long before Obama ran for president.

National ID Health Initiatives Threatened by Changes to Legislation

National ID Health Initiatives Threatened by Changes to Legislation

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The FY2017 appropriations bill raised serious concerns about significant reductions in funding for many proposed programs by the NIH and the CDC.

Cyberattack on Physician Health System Raises Inquiries For Future

Cyberattack on Physician Health System Raises Inquiries For Future

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The malware "locked staff out of their computers and forced many trusts to divert emergency patients."

How to Appropriately Assess Risk in a Patient

How to Appropriately Assess Risk in a Patient

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The term clearance implies that a patient can proceed with surgery and will have no risk for complications — which is a fictional state.

Overhead is the Litmus Test for a Sustainable Primary Care Practice

Overhead is the Litmus Test for a Sustainable Primary Care Practice

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In order to survive today in primary-care medicine, one must have an extraordinarily low practice overhead.

Voice Recognition Capability Assists With Time, Accuracy

Voice Recognition Capability Assists With Time, Accuracy

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Voice recognition software has freed up a significant amount of personal time.

Affordable Care Act Repeal Raises Questions Among United States Citizens

Affordable Care Act Repeal Raises Questions Among United States Citizens

Only 1 in 5 Americans support a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Questioning the Responsibility of Curbside Consulting

Questioning the Responsibility of Curbside Consulting

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Most courts have asserted that curbside consults do not create a physician-patient relationship.

Challenges of Medical Liability Reform in a Rapidly Changing Healthcare Environment

Challenges of Medical Liability Reform in a Rapidly Changing Healthcare Environment

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A new bill aimed specifically at limiting medical liability was passed by Congress on March 1, 2017.

It's Time to Support Physicians in Recovery of Mental Health Issues

It's Time to Support Physicians in Recovery of Mental Health Issues

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Stereotypes not only keep providers with mental health issues from getting help; they also place patients at risk.

Let's Call 'Burnout' What It Really Is

Let's Call 'Burnout' What It Really Is

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Truthfully, what is called burnout should be recognized for what it really is — abuse.

Aging LGBTQ Patients and Barriers to Care

Aging LGBTQ Patients and Barriers to Care

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Elderly LGBTQ individuals are more likely to be depressed and have poor general health than non-LGBTQ seniors.

Sexual Orientation Data Not an Issue for Most Patients

Sexual Orientation Data Not an Issue for Most Patients

Sexual health orientation data gathering is vital to help to identify and address health disparities among lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations.

Antibiotic Resistance Problem Addressed in New Congressional Bill

Antibiotic Resistance Problem Addressed in New Congressional Bill

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New classes of antibiotics are vital to ensure that effective treatment of patients with multidrug-resistant infections is available.

Psychosocial Factors, Risk Behaviors in HIV Improved by Intervention

Psychosocial Factors, Risk Behaviors in HIV Improved by Intervention

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A new intervention successfully reduced the amount of HIV risk behavior in the community of Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men.

Medical Malpractice and the Current State of Reform

Medical Malpractice and the Current State of Reform

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Michelle Mello, JD, PhD, discusses key issues surrounding medical liability, and why now is the right time to address malpractice reform in a meaningful fashion.

Medicare Recipients Experience Multiple Care Transitions at End of Life

Medicare Recipients Experience Multiple Care Transitions at End of Life

Four or more care transitions were likely in women, blacks, individuals younger than 85 years, and individuals without dementia.

Tourette's Syndrome Benefits from Deep Brain Stimulation

Tourette's Syndrome Benefits from Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep brain stimulation provided enough relief to allow some adolescents with Tourette's Syndrome who had been home-schooled to go back to school.

Postoperative Pain as a Spectrum: Treatment Strategies

Postoperative Pain as a Spectrum: Treatment Strategies

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Post-surgery pain is a continuum with no clear delineation.

Mindfulness Practice Assists With Chemotherapy

Mindfulness Practice Assists With Chemotherapy

Mindfulness practice during chemotherapy can reduce the blunting of neuroendocrine profiles typically observed in cancer patients.

Dementia Care Program Does Not Increase Costs

Dementia Care Program Does Not Increase Costs

Dementia caregivers can be supported by behavioral interventions without incurring additional health care costs.

Challenges for Medicaid Consumers Under the Affordable Care Act

Challenges for Medicaid Consumers Under the Affordable Care Act

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Medicaid patients experienced increased wait times for appointments to see healthcare providers.

Challenges For a Proper Transition from Pediatric Care to Adult Care

Challenges For a Proper Transition from Pediatric Care to Adult Care

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Planning for transitioning from pediatric care to adult care beings when the patients is a child or adolescent.

Corrective Action Plan Can Be Severe Penalty in Addition to HIPAA Fines

Corrective Action Plan Can Be Severe Penalty in Addition to HIPAA Fines

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Corrective action plans ares intended to prevent HIPAA violation fines from recurring.

Ethical Concerns With Non-Reporting of Negative Clinical Trial Results

Ethical Concerns With Non-Reporting of Negative Clinical Trial Results

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Non-reporting of negative results contributes to a body of knowledge that is at best, incomplete, and at worst, wrong.

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