Modern Medicine Cases

Coding Case Study: Documenting and coding asthmaIn our Coding Case Studies, we will explore the correct coding for a specific condition based on a hypothetical clinical scenario.
Amblyopia correction could lead to an increased reading speed and efficiency in school-aged kidsMark Silverberg, MD, shares the results of a study published in JAAPOS that the correction of Amblyopia correction could lead to an increased reading speed and efficiency in school-aged kids.
American older adults sicker and poorer than 10 other countries, survey says
American older adults sicker and poorer than 10 other countries, survey saysOlder adults in the United States are sicker and more likely to skip treatment than senior patients in 10 other developed countries, according to an international survey by the Commonwealth Fund.
How to utilize a sophisticated medical risk model in estate planningJust as the medical profession strives to manage health and disease risks to ensure sound health, the estate planning profession strives to manage risks to ensure a client and his or her family's financial health and wellbeing.
We need to continue progress in primary careThis year, Washington, D.C., was once again the epicenter of the debate about the future of healthcare in America.
5 facts physicians should know about Anne Schuchat
5 facts physicians should know about Anne SchuchatAn HHS spokesperson told Medical Economics that Anne Schuchat, MD, formerly principal deputy director, is now the acting director of the CDC. With a background in internal medicine, here are five other facts physicians should know about the new head of the agency.
Identifying glaucoma-related visual function lossA portable device for detecting multifocal steady-state visual evoked potentials associated with visual field stimulation is being developed as an objective test for identifying glaucoma-related visual function loss.
Neuropathic dry eye: When serum defeats tearsOphthalmology Times is pleased to announce Melina I. Morkin, MD, and Pedram Hamrah, MD, FACS, of New England Eye Center/Tufts Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, as the third-place winner of the 2017 Resident Writer’s Award Program, sponsored by Allergan. Their entry is featured here.
Single-use MIGS device demonstrates significant reduction in IOP in retrospective studyTrabecular bypass procedures have become a viable option for glaucoma treatment. The Kahook Dual Blade (KDB) facilitates ab interno trabeculectomy by employing a single-use, micro-engineered excision blade that makes precise parallel incisions in the trabecular meshwork and inner wall of the Schlemm’s canal to enhance aqueous outflow. A recent study highlights the effectiveness of its application.
Top 10 metros doctors get the biggest pay raises
Top 10 metros doctors get the biggest pay raisesRead on to find out the top 10 metros physicians get the biggest pay raises.