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More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies

June 21, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. Trend is requiring providers to proactively develop comprehensive policies Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Greater Weight Loss Linked to Superior Outcomes in Knee OA

June 18, 2018 Superior mechanistic outcomes with 10 to 19.9 percent weight loss in overweight, obese seniors with knee OA

How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?

June 12, 2018 Business associate agreements should be prioritized; collaborative policies can help patch attacks

Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed

June 06, 2018 Ratings also differ significantly by specialty group

CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups

June 06, 2018 Significant drop in prevalence of uninsured from 2013 to 2014; variation by occupation in both years

Variables ID’d to Predict Height Loss in Postmenopausal Women

May 31, 2018 Age, weight, use of oral corticosteroids associated with risk of height loss over five years

Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality

May 24, 2018 Highest performance in Iceland, lowest in Central African Republic, with variation in rate of progress

TNFi Exposure In Utero Does Not Up Serious Infection Risk

May 22, 2018 No increased risk of serious infection among RA offspring versus non-TNFi exposed or control

Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care

May 18, 2018 Stigmatizing language may transmit bias, influence trainees' attitudes

Adding Chiropractic to Usual Care Beneficial for Low Back Pain

May 18, 2018 Improvements in low back pain intensity and disability among active-duty military personnel

Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down

May 16, 2018 Nonprofit manufacturer will pursue cost-plus strategy to cover costs, maintain financial viability

Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care

May 16, 2018 Patients regard EHR as positive presence; can be used to engage patients by jointly viewing data

Psychological Therapies May Help Older Adults With Chronic Pain

May 09, 2018 Small benefits seen in older adults for pain intensity, anxiety, catastrophizing beliefs, self-efficacy

Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs

May 08, 2018 Other countries using EHR software report satisfaction, cite it as tool improving efficacy

Provider Counseling for Weight Loss Up for Arthritis, Overweight

May 07, 2018 From 2002 to 2014, 10.4 percent increase in estimates of provider counseling for weight loss

Many Organizations Not Meeting Trial Reporting Requirements

May 04, 2018 Only 19 percent of organizations use computer software to monitor compliance with Final Rule