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Although it's tempting to think otherwise, planning for the transition to the ICD-10-CM code sets for outpatient diagnostic coding still should be at or near the top of family physicians' "to do" lists.
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The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology have issued an educational update The good news is family physicians can play a role in reducing the likelihood of these adverse events by ensuring that patients who take these drugs know the importance of notifying their ophthalmologist before the eye ... (more)
The Obama administration says it met its goal of enrolling seven-Million Americans in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has selected Dr. Barbara Easterling Smith as associate chief medical officer for all its lines of business.
Patients will be able to visit their GPs outside of work hours under plans announced by David Cameron to boost access to family doctors.
We launched ArcheMedX last year to transform the way clinicians learn online. ArcheMedX provides an e-learning platform that enables healthcare organizations, such as the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians, to dramatically increase and accelerate improvement in learning, competency, and ... (more)
For 12 hours a day, the waiting room at Dr. Gustavo Villarreal's family practice is often packed with patients, people who will pay a flat $50 fee for the convenience - or necessity - of a walk-in, quick-turn doctor's visit.
Consolidation among health care institutions is reducing competition nationally, and the independence of many family physician practices is being threatened, according to a recent letter the AAFP sent to the Federal Trade Commission .
Although partisanship currently seems to be affecting all aspects of health care policy, when family physicians visit the nation's capital for advocacy efforts they should avoid any sign of political posturing.
Some boutique medical practices are offering Skype sessions with doctors as an instant communication bonus to their clients, for a price.
On Jan. 1, 2014, family physicians and all other entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act were obligated to come into compliance with operating rules related to electronic funds transfer and electronic remittance advice EFT refers to the electronic message sent by a health insurance company to a bank or other ... (more)
The Victoria and South Island Divisions of Family Practice representing over 450 family doctors working on southern Vancouver Island are surveying community members to better understand local health care needs.