Cervical cancer screening may be able to occur later, less often in HPV-vaccinated women, study suggests
When compared with no intervention, vaccination alone with no screening produced a 64.6% mean reduction in lifetime cervical cancer risk, and screening strategies increased this risk reduction to a range of 88% to 98%. The lowest cost-effectiveness ratio was seen with cytology-only screening every 5 years starting at age 35, compared with vaccination alone.
25 Oct 2016
There are three new codes for providing E/M over the telephone and one new code for E/M services provided via Internet resources.
1 Apr 2008
Nurses tapped for more training, bigger role in health careUpdated consensus statement issued for hypertension management in blacks
12 Oct 2010
Today's health care environment demands that physicians wring every last drop of efficiency from their practices. Here's five easy ways to accomplish that.
1 Feb 2011
It's not too late to start reporting quality data to Medicare and receive a bonus payment. Learn how to submit claims on 15 consecutive eligible Medicare patients to receive a bonus of 1.5% of allowed Medicare charges from July 1 to Dec. 31.
1 Jul 2008
Prevention is an important tool, but it must be placed in the context of evidence and value. The cost of ignoring that is false reassurance and the politicization of medical care.
1 Mar 2010
Medicare announced last week that it would begin covering screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT, effective immediately.
10 Feb 2015
ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
1 Jul 2021
Screening mammography in women aged 40-49: A report of the American College of Physicians and American College of Radiology consensus meeting
A joint set of talking points outlines areas of consensus between the American College of Physicians and the American College of Radiology when it comes to discussing conflicting recommendations on mammography.
1 May 2012
Among the recommendations is one stating that low-dose CT screening should not be performed in individuals who have accumulated fewer than 30 pack-years of smoking or who are younger than age 55 years or older than age 77 years, or who have quit smoking more than 15 years ago, and do not have a high risk of having/developing lung cancer based on clinical risk prediction calculators.
30 Jan 2018