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Incorporating lactoferrin and immunoglobin testingWhile ophthalmic diagnostic lab tests—specifically those targeting ocular surface disorders—have been around for over 20 years, it is only within the past five years that they have begun to gain measurable use.
House Obamacare bill won’t fix healthcare system, doctors say
House Obamacare bill won’t fix healthcare system, doctors sayPhysician groups are sharply criticizing Thursday’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), saying the bill would reduce or eliminate healthcare coverage for millions of Americans.
Surprising benefits of price transparency and how to utilize themYou need to start thinking like a plastic surgeon.
How MIPS affects ODs’ Medicare paymentsOptometrists who see Medicare patients are being graded on their performances, and this grade will affect their 2019 Medicare payments.
Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reform
Medicaid expansion must remain safe in healthcare reformAlthough I am no great fan, there is a very favorable element of the ACA that I would be loath to see disappear.
Uncertainty in healthcare driving DPC growth
Uncertainty in healthcare driving DPC growthToday, insurance mostly dictates the way we pay for healthcare—from basic primary care to hospital stays and treatment for cancer and other catastrophic illnesses.
Patient prompts can increase flu shot rates nearly 40%A simple prompt reminding patients of their flu shot was found to be highly effective in a trial run at the University of Pennsylvania.
Early viral infection may contribute to celiac developmentResearchers believe a vaccine could be developed to prevent the formation of celiac disease and possibly other autoimmune disorders.
Medical residents angered at extended work hours
Medical residents angered at extended work hoursNew ACGME work hours upset medical residents
Preparing for retirement at different career stagesPhysicians should adapt their financial planning based on life circumstances and goals