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
Blame the rising rate of prostate cancer on better testing. Blame it on the ubiquity of the disease as men age. Just don't blame it on the pathologists. They feel bad enough.
1 Jul 2008
A summary of approvals, recalls and a record number of deaths and serious injuries reported.
1 Jan 2009
A summary of approvals, recalls, warnings and alerts.
1 Mar 2009
New opioid therapy guidelines released; PFO closure may help migraines.
1 Apr 2009
An internist is surprised by a patient's previous blood work, which shows a dramatic rise in PSA levels. There is no evidence in the medical record that the patient was informed of, or that the internist acted upon, the prior abnormal PSA result. However, the internist is certain she never saw it. What should she do next?.
1 Apr 2009
PSA tests, fibromyalgia and reconsidering clinical impressions are discussed and debated by ACP members.
1 May 2009
Readers tell the College about their fears and hopes for the patient-centered medical home, as others fancifully reimagine how health care could be reconstructed.
1 Jun 2009
An obscure nutrient is now being hailed as a link to prevention of diseases as disparate as diabetes, schizophrenia, cancer, strokes and heart attacks. Experts square off on how much vitamin D can be associated with illnesses, the proper amount that people should get, and how they can get it.
1 Nov 2009
Patients expect it and internists won't let it go. But does the evidence support the need for the periodic health exam? Experts weigh in on the value of regularly seeing a patient on a preventive basis.
1 Jan 2010