Modern Medicine News

2017 Physician Writing Contest winners - First PlaceAchieving work-life balance is easier said than done, but doctors have found solutions.
Slow and steady won't win MACRA race for physiciansThere are cogent reasons for healthcare professionals to amp up their participation in Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) as soon as possible
How to choose your HIPAA security officerIn smaller practices, the position of security officer is often filled by whoever appears to have the time to fill it.
Boundaries and balance: To thine own self be trueHow to achieve work-life balance is of keen interest to all physician readers
Patient engagement and diagnosis: bridging the communication gapEngaging patients and using plain language is one of the most effective ways to improve communication with patients, and therefore reduce the likelihood of malpractice incidents.
Butch saves the patient collections dayThe solution made simple.
Retina surgeon’s AMD regimen at center of Medicare fraud case
Retina surgeon’s AMD regimen at center of Medicare fraud caseEarlier this month, a jury convicted West Palm Beach retina surgeon Solomon Melgen, MD, on 67 counts of Medicare fraud. This high-profile case hit very close to home, as myself and another retina specialist from my own community were on opposing sides of the case.
Wound healing and the HS patientPatients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) need wound care not only after surgery, to address HS scarring and tunneling from sinus tracts; they also need ongoing wound care for lesions that might be draining, says one dermatologist.
House healthcare bill would end coverage for 23 million by 2026About 23 million Americans would lose healthcare coverage over the next nine years if the bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives were to become law, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Diet review: Picking the best diet for your patients
Diet review: Picking the best diet for your patientsHaving a family with medical issues, primarily gastrointestinal issues, combined with the difficulty that comes with timely diagnosis, has taught me quite a bit about diets. We have tried many diets in an effort to calm stomach pains as well as reduce inflammation and certainly found truth in the adage, “You are what you eat.”