Health Law & Policy

Lessons learned from the ICD-10 transitionWe asked our ICD-10 Diary physicians to weigh in on the pros and cons of the new code set. Here's what they said.
Depressed diabetes patients at higher risk of comorbiditiesDepression, coupled with diabetes, can lead to poor clinical outcomes and a number of comorbidities, according to new research.
Interval exercise ideal to thwart diabetes developmentThirty minutes of high-intensity interval exercise five days a week can delay diabetes development, according to new research.

Top 5 things to know about new myeloma drugIn FDA’s latest approval of a new medication to treat multiple myeloma, the agency approved Ninlaro capsules, the first and only oral proteasome inhibitor, indicated in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy
Physicians' role in work-based health programsIn a presentation, Nancy Brown, CEO of American Heart Association, highlighted key findings of the AHA’s CEO Roundtable conducted to learn more about the state of workplace health and employee perceptions in the United States.
Mobile health reduces CVD risk behaviorsAn American Heart Association Scientific Statement about the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of using mobile health technologies to reduce CVD risk behaviors was the cornerstone of the presentation of Lora E. Burke, PhD at the AHA meeting.

Anticoagulation in AF: More than just a risk score?At the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Daniel E. Singer, MD, spoke about the current shortcomings of atrial fibrillation guidelines that use the CHADS-VASc score.
Does the burden of atrial fibrillation matter?In a presentation at the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Peter Zimetbaum, MD spoke on the burden of atrial fibrillation and the association with a risk of stroke in AF patients.
Family effects on cardiovascular disease evidentIn her presentation at the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Laura L. Hayman, PhD spoke family history of cardiovascular disease and family interventions in lifestyle management to improve heart health.
Team-based approach to manage heart failure can reduce readmissionsIn a presentation at the 2015 AHA Fall Conference, Kim Newline, RN spoke on how healthcare providers, with various strengths, in and out of a hospital can help prevent unnecessary readmissions.