Modern Medicine Cases

Physicians must fight to save Medicaid expansionAfter receiving feedback on my previous blog, Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reform, I must continue to encourage that Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that funds healthcare for the poor, be protected.
Quiz: How much do you really know about MACRA?
Quiz: How much do you really know about MACRA?Despite its sweeping impact, polls show that most physicians know little about MACRA or how the law will affect them. How much do you know? Take our quiz and find out!
Residential lifestyle intervention can reduce costs type 2 diabetes costsImprovements in glycemic control from combined diet and physical activity intervention drove down use of routine medications, according to new study.
Large, early HbA1c reduction lowered risk for CVD events, deathStudy: Achieving stringent HbA1c goals within 6 months of initiating metformin predicted decreased risk.
Posterior IOLs effective in keratoconusPosterior chamber phakic IOLs can correct refractive errors associated with keratoconus and can also be combined with other surgical techniques when necessary, according to researchers.
MACRA plays blame game when patients don't adhereHow MACRA punishes physicians when patients don’t adhere
Unlisted diagnosis codes could lead to denialsQ: We have recently been receiving patient complaints for procedure claim denials. These used to get paid, and our physicians haven’t changed how they are coding. Can you help?
Physicians share lessons learned after switching EHRsAvoid repeating these common errors
ABIM needs to look in the mirror when discussing lack of trustMaintenance of certification angst is growing and the purveyors of this onerous exercise have discovered the root of the problem: the patient.
Easy tips for physicians to address negative online patient reviews
Easy tips for physicians to address negative online patient reviewsTips and strategies short of suing your patient for defamation