Practice Management

Does type 2 diabetes protect against Lou Gehrig’s?New research suggests that patients with type 2 diabetes, but not obesity, bay have a lower risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Weight-loss surgery may reduce asthma-related ED visitsStudy suggests safe, effective, non-surgical approaches to achieve major weight loss ideal for obese individuals with asthma.
Smoke-free rules can help shield kids from COPDResearchers encourage smoke-free rules in homes, private cars, and outdoor children's play areas to help prevent and reduce long-term burden of COPD

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The Definitive Guide: How to Prepare for an EHR SwitchWith demands of the ICD-10 crossover, Meaningful Use requirements and increasing financial stress on the private practice, the relationship with an EHR vendor can be complex one and so is the rationale for making a switch.
Physicians are not ready for ICD-10: Here's whyAn exclusive Medical Economics poll finds that physicians are still experiencing considerable roadblocks in ICD-10 preparations
Three medical billing strategies to counter ICD-10Prepare now to fight off lost revenue due to denied claims once ICD-10 becomes a reality with these three medical-billing best practices.

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The Affordable Care Act lives: Supreme Court decision upholds premium subsidiesIn a much-anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of King v. Burwell that tax subsidies for buying healthcare insurance made available through the law apply in all 50 states.
Prescribing mobile apps: What to considerMobile health (mHealth) is a confusing landscape, to be sure. IMS Health, which rates mHealth apps and provides a formal mechanism for app prescribing, estimates there are 63,000 health apps in the Apple and Google stores. The number and variety make it difficult for physicians to find and recommend the good ones. As a result, prescribing mHealth apps is new to most physicians.
Alzheimer's disease: Key coding considerationsKey coding considerations for managing patients with Alzheimer's disease
Narrowing networksThe return of narrow networks has been blamed largely on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). But the trend, similar to health maintenance organizations, re-appeared before the creation of the ACA’s health insurance exchanges. Physicians must learn how to cope with this movement and decide when it makes financial sense to be included in narrow network plans.

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