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DME Regulations

DME requests pose practice problems

DME requests pose practice problems

By Charlotte Huff

Documentation requirements for some types of durable medical equipment (DME) are increasing, but DME requests can also be time-consuming in other ways for physician practices.



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Seeking common ground on CKD screening

By Paula S. Katz

ACP’s 2013 guideline on screening, monitoring, and treatment of stage 1 to 3 chronic kidney disease (CKD) raised an immediate response from leaders of the American Society of Nephrology, which felt the College missed the big picture of CKD prevention when developing the guideline. Learn where the two organizations agree and disagree about screening for CKD.



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President’s Message

Are internists ready to respond, or asleep at the concert?

By David A. Fleming, MD, MA, FACP

ACP’s president argues the importance of ensuring the graduation of lifelong learners and internists who are prepared for the profession not only in knowledge and skill, but also in wisdom.


Washington Perspective

When will Medicaid begin to get the respect it deserves?

By Robert B. Doherty

Medicaid is the largest provider of government-funded health coverage in the United States, based on number of people enrolled, yet it doesn’t get as much attention as Medicare. That may soon change.


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Practice Tips

Review reporting of industry relations

By Neil Kirschner

What should physicians look for when reviewing their Open Payments information online?


FDA Update

New drugs for diabetes, secondary prevention of CV events

New drugs for diabetes, secondary prevention of CV events

By Stacey Butterfield

This update covers approval of a new drug to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus, along with diet and exercise, and of a drug to reduce risk of heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular death, and need for revascularization in patients with a previous heart attack or peripheral artery disease.


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From the MKSAP case studies

From the MKSAP case studies

A 49-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of exertional dyspnea and nonproductive cough that had an insidious onset. She has not noticed any particular triggers for her cough. She has no history of asthma, airway disease, reflux, or aspiration. She has never smoked. She has had no chemical or industrial exposures, has not been in contact with birds, has not been in a hot tub recently, and has not had recent travel. She has no family history of atopy or asthma, and she takes no medications. Lung volumes and spirometry are normal; DLCO is mildly reduced at 75% of predicted. Based on physical exam and chest radiographs, what is the most likely diagnosis?


ACP Internist Weekly

From the August 19, 2014 edition

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