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Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options

Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options
April 27, 2015

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, signed into law on April 16, will make major changes in Medicare payments for physician services.

Things start out slowly: From July 2015 through 2018, Medicare payments for physician services will be updated 0.5% per year, and Medicare’s current incentive programs for physicians - the physician quality reporting system, the value-based payment modifier, and the meaningful use program - will continue.

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VIDEO: Diet and lifestyle changes are key to managing PCOS

April 27, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Angela Grassi, MS, RD, LDN, founder of the PCOS Nutrition Center in Philadelphia, explains that polycystic ovary syndrome management requires good…
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Three-year postoperative surveillance cost-effective for patients with low-risk papillary thyroid cancer

April 27, 2015
Compared with annual surveillance, postoperative surveillance every 3 years, after 5 years of annual surveillance is projected to be cost-effective in patients with…
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Patients' ethnicity may be associated with diabetes management, care

April 27, 2015
Poor diabetes self-efficacy in older adults is linked to psychological distress, and patients’ race/ethnicity may moderate the correlation between diabetes…
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Act III for meaningful use — The EHR incentive program Stage 3 proposed rule

April 27, 2015
CMS issued its Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule on March 30 (Proposed Rule). Stage 3 is expected to be the final stage of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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VIDEO: PCOS Awareness Symposium educates patients and health care providers

VIDEO: PCOS Awareness Symposium educates patients and health care providers

April 24, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Sasha Ottey, MHA, MT (ASCP), founder and executive director of PCOS Challenge, appeals to…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 3

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 3
Biology and Behavior

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Obesity is a complex, multifactorial disease. Understanding how psychology, genetics, biology and neurobiology…
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