Current Issue - September 2014
Internists have to sort through the symptoms of gluten sensitivity to confirm a diagnosis. Excluding celiac disease and wheat allergy is essential, as is managing the patient’s expectations and lifestyle.
Internists can guide preoperative anticoagulation, ensure that patients are in optimal condition for procedures, and—perhaps most importantly—judiciously choose which tests to perform and which ones aren’t needed.
The prospect of universal health insurance coverage was threatened when the Supreme Court carved out exemptions to employer-based health coverage, ACP’s president says in his column about the College’s support of the Affordable Care Act and preventive services without cost sharing.
Clinicians and the organizations in which they practice are moving beyond episode-based health care delivery and into the communities in which they exist, delivering services that would normally seem outside the scope of medical practice.
It is important for internists to understand and plan for how they could meet the proposed service requirements and take advantage of payment for non-face-to-face chronic care management.
Bring in an expert to manage shrinking reimbursement, changing regulations, and rising business costs.
ACP Internist Weekly
From the August 26, 2014 edition
- Large numbers of elderly patients with low life expectancy still receiving unnecessary cancer screens
- USPSTF recommends intensive behavioral counseling for overweight, obese adults with additional CVD risk factors
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