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How Retinal Imaging May Help Identify Alzheimer's Disease
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/946559

Mar 3rd, 2021 - Retinal imaging can identify structural changes that accompany neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.[1,2,3,4,5] Rendering this information clinically useful, however, is not so straightforward. Instead, it requires generating a model capable of translating retinal imaging data into an accurate means of detecting symptomatic disease. In an exploratory...

'So Frustrating': Grave Missteps Seen in US Virus Response
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/940062

Oct 29th, 2020 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — A president who downplayed the coronavirus threat, scorned masks and undercut scientists at every turn. Governors who resisted or rolled back containment measures amid public backlash At the same time, many states were snapping up millions of doses of hydroxychloroquine, the anti...

Doctors' Top Telehealth Coding Questions Answered
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/931238

Jun 7th, 2020 - The Coding Expert Answers Your Questions Betsy Nicoletti, MS, a nationally recognized coding expert, will take your coding questions via email and provide guidance on how to code properly to maximize reimbursement. Have a question about coding? Send it here. In this column, Nicoletti addresses several readers' questions on using telehealth and provides guidance on delivering mental health servi...

Doctors' Top Telehealth Coding Questions Answered
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931238

Jun 7th, 2020 - The Coding Expert Answers Your Questions Betsy Nicoletti, MS, a nationally recognized coding expert, will take your coding questions via email and provide guidance on how to code properly to maximize reimbursement. Have a question about coding? Send it here. In this column, Nicoletti addresses several readers' questions on using telehealth and provides guidance on delivering mental health servi...

What's New in the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/908352

Feb 6th, 2019 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Every year, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) updates its standards of medical care[1] for people with diabetes. Let's discuss what's new and interesting this year. Improving Care With Telemedicine Section 1 focuses on improving healthcare in populations. One of the recommendations I personally like is the discussion of telemedicine. In many pl...

Is Computer-Assisted CBT Effective for Treating Depression?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/901550

Sep 10th, 2018 - This is the Medscape Psychiatry Minute. I'm Dr Peter Yellowlees. Computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy (CCBT) is increasingly being offered to patients, as is it as efficacious and durable as standard CBT. Now, a team of investigators from the University of Pennsylvania have published a randomized trial of 154 medication-free patients with major depression who received 16 weeks of eith...

Today's Cardiac Intensive Care Unit--Not Your Mother's CCU
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/888906

Nov 26th, 2017 - Gayatri Acharya, MD: Greetings. I am Dr Gayatri Acharya, cardiology fellow at Mayo Clinic. Today we will be discussing critical care and the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). I'm joined by my colleague, Dr Gregory Barsness, who specializes in this area. Welcome, Dr Barsness. Gregory Barsness, MD: Thank you very much. It is great to be here. Dr Acharya: Glad to have you. Dr Barsness, let's sta...

Today's Cardiac Intensive Care Unit--Not Your Mother's CCU
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/888906

Nov 26th, 2017 - Gayatri Acharya, MD: Greetings. I am Dr Gayatri Acharya, cardiology fellow at Mayo Clinic. Today we will be discussing critical care and the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU). I'm joined by my colleague, Dr Gregory Barsness, who specializes in this area. Welcome, Dr Barsness. Gregory Barsness, MD: Thank you very much. It is great to be here. Dr Acharya: Glad to have you. Dr Barsness, let's sta...

8 Must-Do Ways to Lift Your Income Up
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/874128

Mar 14th, 2017 - Reasons to Worry About Income There's plenty of concern among physicians about how to maintain their income in the coming year. Between turbulence, uncertainty, and the announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last November of a scant 0.24% rise in the fee schedule in 2017, it's not surprising that doctors are anxious.[1] In 2017, no specialty will see an increase of m...

8 Must-Do Ways to Lift Your Income Up
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/874128

Mar 14th, 2017 - Reasons to Worry About Income There's plenty of concern among physicians about how to maintain their income in the coming year. Between turbulence, uncertainty, and the announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last November of a scant 0.24% rise in the fee schedule in 2017, it's not surprising that doctors are anxious.[1] In 2017, no specialty will see an increase of m...

PCMH Model Narrows Economic Gap for Cancer Screening
https://www.staging.medscape.com/viewarticle/839929

Feb 17th, 2015 - Patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) may raise cancer screening rates, especially among groups of lower socioeconomic status, researchers have found. "Disparities in care have been well documented but rarely successfully addressed," Mitchell H. Katz, MD, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services writes in an editorial that accompanies the study. "It is heartening to see...

PCMH Model Narrows Economic Gap for Cancer Screening
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/839929

Feb 17th, 2015 - Patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) may raise cancer screening rates, especially among groups of lower socioeconomic status, researchers have found. "Disparities in care have been well documented but rarely successfully addressed," Mitchell H. Katz, MD, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services writes in an editorial that accompanies the study. "It is heartening to see...

5 Questions... with Matthew Holt, Health 2.0 Conference Founder
https://www.onclive.com/publications/oncology-live/2008/jun2008/ong_5questions_with_matthew_holt

Jun 16th, 2008 - Matthew Holt is a ubiquitous presence in the online world of Health 2.0. He is the proprietor of The Health Care Blog, essential reading that promises to tell you “everything you always wanted to know about the health care system. But were afraid to ask;” he is an in-demand healthcare strategist, consultant, and speaker; and he is one of the organizers of the Health 2.0 – User-generated Healthc...

Caregivers' Willingness to Pay for Technologies to Support Caregiving
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/869367

Mobile Technology and the Digitization of Healthcare
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/864595

Abstract The convergence of science and technology in our dynamic digital era has resulted in the development of innovative digital health devices that allow easy and accurate characterization in health and disease. Technological advancements and the miniaturization of diagnostic instruments to modern smartphone-connected and mobile health (mHealth) devices such as the iECG, handheld ultrasound...

Improving Patient-clinician Conversations During Annual Wellness Visits
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/877155

Abstract and Introduction Abstract Background: Health risk assessments (HRAs) have been implemented and studied for decades in various settings, but little is known about the effect of introducing HRAs on the dynamics and content of patient-clinician conversations during Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) and whether the effective use of HRAs requires additional training and resources. Meth...

8 Must-Do Ways to Lift Your Income Up
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/874128

Reasons to Worry About Income There's plenty of concern among physicians about how to maintain their income in the coming year. Between turbulence, uncertainty, and the announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last November of a scant 0.24% rise in the fee schedule in 2017, it's not surprising that doctors are anxious.[1] In 2017, no specialty will see an increase of m...

Telehealth and Legal Implications for Nurse Practitioners
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/891228

Abstract and Introduction Abstract Telehealth, which uses electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical healthcare, is a growing trend that offers improved patient access, cost savings, and more engaged patients with better outcomes. For nurse practitioners who deal with patients in a variety of settings, telehealth can help improve healthcare deli...

What's New in the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/908352

This transcript has been edited for clarity. Every year, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) updates its standards of medical care[1] for people with diabetes. Let's discuss what's new and interesting this year. Improving Care With Telemedicine Section 1 focuses on improving healthcare in populations. One of the recommendations I personally like is the discussion of telemedicine. In many pl...

Is Computer-Assisted CBT Effective for Treating Depression?
https://emedicine.medscape.com/viewarticle/901550

This is the Medscape Psychiatry Minute. I'm Dr Peter Yellowlees. Computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy (CCBT) is increasingly being offered to patients, as is it as efficacious and durable as standard CBT. Now, a team of investigators from the University of Pennsylvania have published a randomized trial of 154 medication-free patients with major depression who received 16 weeks of eith...