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AMA Pushes for ICD-10 Stoppage or Delay | ICD-10, Coding & Billing, Dr. Ardis Dee Hoven, AMA, American Medical Association, CMS, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ICD-10 Implementation
AMA Pushes for ICD-10 Stoppage or Delay

The first rule of marketing is to make sure you have a clear message. For the American Medical Association leadership, their position on the impending ICD-10 conversion could not be more straightforward … they want to see it stopped.

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False Claims Alert | Mike Sacopulos, Medical Risk Institute
False Claims Alert

Orthopedic clinics to pay nearly $2 million to settle allegations of billing Medicare for reimported products

Two southern orthopedic clinics will pay a combined $1.85 million to resolve state and federal False Claims Act allegations.

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Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Diabetes Control | Diabetes, Glucose Management, A1c, Dr. Elizabeth Halprin, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard, American Journal of Managed Care, Patient-Centered Care
Addressing Obstacles on the Road to Diabetes Control

What is the best way to get … and keep … diabetic patients actively engaged in the lifelong self-management of their condition?

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Celebrating 30 Years as a Multispecialty Practice | Orlando Health, Physician Associates, Dennis Buhring.
Celebrating 30 Years as a Multispecialty Practice

Physician Associates CEO Dennis Buhring discusses how the nearly 100-physician group has adapted to decades of change

Editor’s note: This month, Medical News looks at two diverse physician practices, one a large multispecialty practice, and one that steadfastly remains a solo practice. See “Solo Practice Remaining Independent” in this month’s edition.

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Solo Practice Remaining Independent | Dr. E.J. Aragona, Alton Med Center, Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Solo Practice Remaining Independent

Alton Med Center’s E.J. Aragona, MD, discusses how he continues to hang out a shingle after 29 years

Editor’s note: This month, Medical News looks at two diverse physician practices, one a large multispecialty practice, and one that steadfastly remains a solo practice. See “Celebrating 30 Years as a Practice” in this month’s edition.

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Cleveland Browns finalize medical staff, name James Voos head team physician - The Plain Dealer

ESPN Cleveland

Cleveland Browns finalize medical staff, name James Voos head team physician
The Plain Dealer
The Browns also finalized their medical-services team with University Hospitals Drs. Michael Salata, Reuben Gobezie and Robert Truax. Salata and Gobezie will serve as associate orthopedists, while Truax represents the team's lead medical physician.
Browns name new head physician, plan May 8 draft partyCrain's Cleveland Business
Dr. James Voos Named Browns' New Head Team PhysicianCleveland Leader

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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014 3:16 pm CDT

Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Doctors, medical staff on drugs put patients at risk
USA TODAY
America's prescription drug epidemic reaches deep into the medical community. Across the country, more than 100,000 doctors, nurses, technicians and other health professionals struggle with abuse or addiction, mostly involving narcotics such as ...

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Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:55 am CDT

Team-Based Medical Care Gaining Steam, Backed By Physicians Groups - CBS Local

Team-Based Medical Care Gaining Steam, Backed By Physicians Groups
CBS Local
As CBS 2′s Dr. Max Gomez reported, experts say an increasing number of practices are adopting a team-based model of medicine, with a group of medical professionals dividing up responsibilities and freeing up the supervising physician. “The idea here ...

Posted Friday, April 18, 2014 4:51 pm CDT