New legislation in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates that insurance plans cover alcohol treatment as an essential health care benefit, prompting internists to integrate care for alcohol use disorders into their practices.
Research is increasingly indicating a relationship, if not a causal link, between depression and anxiety and heart disease.
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The single most important factor in promoting adult immunization is strong advocacy from a physician, and the recommendation of a general internist is a vital factor in whether patients receive needed vaccines.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will allow for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting processes while the medical community gains experience using the new ICD-10 code set.
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ACP released a position paper on the use of telemedicine, offering more than a dozen policy statements and recommendations for practice and reimbursement.
A 62-year-old woman is evaluated for multiple areas of scaling and rough skin on her forehead and cheeks, the backs of her hands, and forearms. These areas are painless but persist despite application of moisturizer. She is in good overall health and takes no medications. She has a history of multiple sunburns. On physical examination, vital signs are normal. Skin findings are shown. The remainder of the physical examination is unremarkable. What is the most likely diagnosis?
ACP Internist Weekly
From the October 6, 2015 edition
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