Current Issue - July/August 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
What should physicians look for when reviewing their Open Payments information online?
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.
ACP Internist Weekly
From the July 29, 2014 edition
- Paracetamol (acetaminophen) no better than placebo for low back pain
- New guidelines on HIV prevention, treatment released
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