Modern Medicine News

Codes physicians likely aren’t using … but shouldBy knowing these codes, practices can earn additional reimbursement.
How to decipher direct-to-consumer genetic testingDTC genetic testing may provide some relief for patients about their health risks, but more stress for physicians.
CMS should exempt all—not just some—small practices from MACRAThe early verdict from physicians is simple: “MACRA? I think I know what that is, but I’ll pass, thank you.”
How to use a budget to boost practice performanceBuilding a sound financial plan can help protect from financial instability while charting a successful path forward
Simple tips to rein in rising consumer collection costsHow to optimize the revenue cycle with comprehensive patient communication strategies
The benefits of physician volunteeringHow giving back to the community can recharge
Easy guide to coding to collect what you are owedHow to avoid denials,
 collect what you are owed
How comfort care helps kids with persistent agitationWhile reading Dr. Hall’s article “Persistent agitation in children with neurologic impairments,” the differences between the medical and nurse practitioner (NP) models of care emerge.
Earlier diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis will prevent disease progressionPsoriatic arthritis can often go undiagnosed in patients with psoriasis, and an earlier diagnosis is critical to prevent the adverse effects of psoriatic arthritis, according to an expert.
Do younger doctors outperform older physicians?Do patients prefer Marcus Welby, MD, or Derek Shepherd, McDreamy, for their physician? The former, a well-seasoned veteran of medical science, the latter, a recently educated young doctor?