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Know your home oxygen options
Physicians, nurses, and respiratory therapists may be unfamiliar with home oxygen equipment that differs from hospital equipment. Six questions can help clinicians choose the best options for a patient.
1 Oct 2020
Statin uptake suboptimal in PAD, industry-funded study finds
Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) were less likely to be taking statins than those with cerebrovascular disease or coronary heart disease, despite a high risk for atherosclerotic events.
14 Jul 2020
Racism in the record?
Two authors discuss their recent study finding that Black patients were twice as likely as White patients to be described with negative words in their history and physical notes, particularly in inpatient records.
1 Apr 2022
Clearing up confusion over Medicare coverage for vaccines
Medicare's vaccination payments covered in a variety of ways.
1 Mar 2008
ACP members can influence policy on Medicare's fee schedule
Over the next six to 18 months, ACP will ask randomly chosen members to complete surveys to influence Medicare reimbursement. We outline what members can expect as part of the process.
1 Jul 2013
Cardiovascular medications underused in Hispanic/Latino patients with PAD
Efforts to improve peripheral artery disease (PAD) treatment in Hispanic/Latino populations are needed, including improved access to health care and more guideline-adherent treatment, according to the authors of a recent study.
11 Aug 2020
Big changes made to E/M codes in 2021
Beginning in January, physicians billing for Medicare patients no longer have to use a patient's history or physical exam to determine the appropriate level of E/M coding.
1 Jan 2021
Is this the end of Medicare and Medicaid as we know them?
President Obama and House Republicans have issued starkly different proposals on the future of Medicare and Medicaid.
1 Jun 2011
Medicare clarifies, updates several claims payment issues
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has released statements regarding claims payment issues that it will be correcting in the near future, including enforcing coding conventions and restructuring system edits.
1 May 2013
ACP issues policy recommendations to cut rising costs of prescription drugs
ACP called for increased transparency, lower out-of-pocket costs for patients, and improved access to affordable medications.
12 Nov 2019