Practice Management

Elderly reduced cognition linked to type 2 diabetesHarvard researchers discovered a link between T2DM and a chronic negative effect on cognitive and decision-making skills.
Blood lipid levels in kids related to asthma, allergiesDanish researchers found that asthma and allergy are systemic disorders with commonalities with other chronic inflammatory disorders.
Financing practice improvements the right wayPatients appreciate physician offices that look fresh and employ the latest technology, but these features can be expensive. For a physician in a solo or small-group practice, keeping up can mean taking on debt, and all the planning and tough decisions that entails.

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Clinical economics: Rheumatoid arthritisPatient management tips for treating patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Simplify your estate planningBecause of the high exemption amounts in place today, you have a great opportunity not only to update your estate planning documents, but simplify them as well
Coding Insights: Can this encounter be billed Incident-To?Coding and billing advice from the experts

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Preventing hospital readmissionsAs payment models shift toward value, physicians will increasingly be measured on their ability to keep patients out of the hospital. Here’s how to get ahead of the curve.
Connecting care: The physician as a healerMedical Economics is proud to unveil the honorable mention entries in our 2015 Physician Writing Contest. We believe the essays exemplify what connecting with your patients is truly about, and demonstrate the levels of heart, determination, and empathy you strive to bring into every exam room, every day. Thanks for reading.
Safeguarding your medical practice from HIPAA violationsYou may know about HIPAA, but what are you doing about it? Here's some insight and three key strategies to protect your practice from a violation.
HIPAA breach: Secure data and prevent fines nowMany private practices lack written policies and procedures for data security and haven’t done a security risk assessment. Here's how to secure your practice.

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