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1 hr ago | American Academy of Family Physicians

Learn How to Document Common Diagnoses Via Free Webinar

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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Related Topix: Medicine

7 hrs ago | BioMed Central

Does access to a colorectal cancer screening website and/or a...

Evaluation of the effectiveness of a patient decision aid , distributed to patients by their family physician, in improving fecal occult blood test colorectal cancer screening rates.

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Related Topix: Colorectal Health, Medicine, Health

Tue Apr 15, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

FPs Can Help Minimize Alpha Blocker Risks for Cataract Surgery

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)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Ophthalmology, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Enlarged Prostate, Health, Bph, Flomax, Tamsulosin (generic)

CBS Local

Health Care Reform Unfinished, Part 2: The Family Doctor: A Practice Model On Life Support?

The Obama administration says it met its goal of enrolling seven-Million Americans in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health Insurance, Health

This is Gloucestershire

Doctors' surgeries to trial Skype and email appointments

Doctors in Gloucestershire have said proposals for longer GP opening hours and patient checkups over Skype will lead to surgeries "struggling to cope."

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Related Topix: Gloucestershire County, England, United Kingdom

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

BlueCross Names Smith Associate Chief Medical Officer

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has selected Dr. Barbara Easterling Smith as associate chief medical officer for all its lines of business.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Mississippi, Tougaloo College

Prince George Citizen

Rural physicians taking on surgical roles

When Dr. Bret Batchelor arrived in Vanderhoof as a medical school trainee he quickly became interested in the operating room at St. John Hospital.

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Related Topix: Nursing

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Bicester Advertiser

Cameron confirms extended GP hours

Millions of patients are going to be able to see their family doctors outside of work hours thanks to a new fund to extend GP opening times, the Prime Minister has announced.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Ananova

Doctors' Surgeries Are Told To Open All Hours

Patients will be able to visit their GPs outside of work hours under plans announced by David Cameron to boost access to family doctors.

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Related Topix: Medicine

The Independent

Exclusive: David Cameron's A 50m package will fund...

More than 1,000 GP surgeries will start offering appointments in the evening and at weekends, David Cameron will announce tomorrow.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine, Nursing

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Joel Selzer, ArcheMedX

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)

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Related Topix: University of Virginia, Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

MyHighPlains.com

Giving Up on Red Tape, Doctors Turn to Cash-Based Model

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health Insurance, Health, Texas, Long Term Care, Healthcare Law, Law

WTNH

Student who Yale told to gain weight speaks out

A Yale student says the university threatened to kick her out unless she gained weight.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Agassiz Harrison Observer

Community consulted on health care

Agassiz Dr. Wayne Phimister spoke at a community forum on health care at Cheam Village.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Canada,

Wed Apr 09, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Anticompetitive Practices Threaten FPs, Says AAFP

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 .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Healthcare Law, Law

American Academy of Family Physicians

Advancing Family Medicine on Capitol Hill

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.

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Related Topix: Health Care Policy, Health, Medicine, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Henry Waxman, Protection, KS, Law, Healthcare Law, Medicare

NBC Philadelphia

Some Doctors Add Skype to the Mix

Some boutique medical practices are offering Skype sessions with doctors as an instant communication bonus to their clients, for a price.

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Related Topix: Medicine

American Academy of Family Physicians

CMS Clarifies Electronic Funds Transfer Regulations

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)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health Insurance, Health, Medicare

Sooke News MIrror

Doctors initiate survey on health care

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.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Canada

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Emeritus at Pinehurst joins fight against poor nutrition

For the second year in row, Emeritus at Pinehurst in Tyler is helping combat senior malnutrition by joining Emeritus' nationwide effort to deliver more than 10,000 meals to seniors in the next 60 days in honor of National Food Month.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Nutrition, Tyler, TX, Medicine

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