Beginning in January 2018, Medicare will pay for certain telehealth services for patients who are enrolled in Part B and live in a Health Professional Shortage Area or in a county that is not included in a metropolitan statistical area.
1 Jan 2018
Guidelines on risk assessment, prevention, and treatment of pressure ulcers were issued by ACP this week.
3 Mar 2015
Doctors continue to be frustrated by their patients' chronic pain problems, due to a lack of evidence on opioids' long-term effectiveness and strong evidence of potential harms.
1 Apr 2015
Annual wellness visitsMedicare beneficiaries likely will need. assistance from physician office staff incompleting the health risk assessment envi-.
19 Dec 2011
The new three-step tool aims to provide a framework for delivering appropriate risk-reducing strategies to Medicare patients with a 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk greater than 30%.
8 Nov 2016
Internists routinely ask patients about smoking and drinking, but should they also ask about eating habits?
1 Jan 2017
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now recommends screening for abnormal blood glucose as part of cardiovascular risk assessment in overweight and obese adults ages 40 to 70 years.
27 Oct 2015
Until very recently, medical schools offered little or no training in addiction medicine.
1 Jan 2017
ACP strongly recommends generic bisphosphonates, denosumab to prevent fractures in women with osteoporosis
The guideline focuses on the comparative benefits and risks of short- and long-term drug treatments for low bone density or osteoporosis, including prescriptions, calcium, vitamin D, and estrogen.
9 May 2017
Genome-wide association studies have identified at least 22 new genetic markers for CHD risk. The current debate around the value of CRP for CHD risk assessment could be considered a warm-up for things to come.
1 Feb 2009