Home health care now requires face-to-face certification of eligibility based on the patient's current condition, a burden that doesn't have to be one. A few simple tips can ensure that the patient's needs and Medicare's paperwork are both satisfied.
1 Feb 2012
The single most important factor in promoting adult immunization is strong advocacy from a physician, and the recommendation of a general internist is a vital factor in whether patients receive needed vaccines.
1 Oct 2015
Clinical news inspired new offerings at this year's annual meeting, but so did current event, with sessions planned on President Barack Obama's first 100 days and the influence of Islam on modern medicine.
1 Mar 2009
Younger physicians enter medical school and their careers with a much different take on work-life balance than their teachers, mentors and employers. But each generation brings strengths to the workplace.
1 Apr 2008
Patient portals can create barriers to successful use but can also offer benefits to patients. Three simple steps can improve the patient experience.
1 Apr 2015
Care coordination isn't new, but value-based payment, patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and other alternate delivery and payment programs have moved the topic into the forefront of many conversations and policy discussions.
1 May 2015
Your office photocopier stores permanently every image it's ever scanned, copied or faxed. Those images stay with the machine after it's re-sold, and the images can be easily hacked. Learn how to maintain security over medical records, taxes, bank statements##mdash;or any other document that's ever been copied.
1 Oct 2010
Chronic conditions require longer and more frequent visits, as well as more care coordination. Learn how to anticipate, plan for, and even prevent intensive resource use.
1 Oct 2018
Medicare now reimburses internists for chronic care management services, but a few criteria need to be met. Learn more about how to recoup payment for services that many physicians are already providing.
1 Feb 2015
Congressional mandates to tip internists to use e-prescribing could backfire, say experts who have triedâ€”and sometimes failedâ€”to incorporate the technology into their offices.
1 Sep 2008