PODCAST: Medicare funding and meaningful use delays
There’s some good news and some bad news in this year’s Medicare Trustees’ report. The good news: The Part A trust... More
Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, director for the CMS Center for Program Integrity, speaks at a recent American Bar Association conference.
The government’s push toward value-based care aims to fix a broken reimbursement system and improve quality of care for... More
Family medicine most in demand specialty during 2014-2015
For the ninth straight year, family medicine was the most recruited medical specialty, according to a new report from... More
Which specialties are sitting at residents’ popular table?
Demand for residency positions exceeded supply for all 47 specialties included in the 2015 residency match, but some... More
PODCAST: Payments to doctors are on the rise
Between improvements in reimbursement and increases in out-of-pocket spending by patients, physicians are seeing an... More
Where are the really big malpractice awards?
Everything may be bigger in Texas, but New York is the biggest in at least one area: large medical malpractice... More
A National Disgrace--Drug Shortages Continue
[Updating an editorial that first appeared in the August 2012 issue.] Until recently, shortages of critically needed... More
First EDition: News for and about the practice of Emergency Medicine
CMS Considers Easing Two-Midnight Rule; Intravenous Diphenhydramine Does Not Improve Acute Migraine Outcomes; Four... More
Medical Stabilization and Clearance of the Psychiatric Patient
The authors underscore the importance of evaluating and treating comorbid medical conditions in patients who are... More
Malpractice Counsel
Commentaries on cases involving acute coronary syndrome in a 53-year-old obese patient and serotonin... More
Case Studies in Toxicology: When Doing More for the Sake of Better Health Goes Wrong
A 62-year-old man with a history of hypercholesterolemia and HIV infection presented for evaluation of diffuse... More
Emergency Imaging
A 32-year-old woman with a history of drug abuse presentedwith a 6-month history of pain and skin erosion along... More
VIDEO: Anticipatory guidance can reduce chronic postconcussion syndrome
WASHINGTON – Regardless of the number of tests and tools for helping to diagnose pediatric sports concussions, Dr.... More
VIDEO: Sometimes, comfort care is best for ruptured AAAs
CHICAGO – Four preoperative variables predict whether or not patients will survive ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm... More
Vermont leads the way in marketplace enrollment
Vermont enrolled the highest percentage of potential enrollees for the Health Insurance Marketplace in 2015, while... More

Clinical News

ALICIA GALLEGOS
Coding mistakes made on behalf of physicians and other health providers led to more than $35 million in Medicare overpayments for outpatient drugs, a government watchdog has found. An audit by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Offi... More »
 

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AMY KARON
Drug manufacturers did not report about 10% of serious and unexpected adverse events to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration within the required time period, investigators reported online in JAMA Internal Medicine. Moreover, manufacturers were more... More »
 

Features - First EDition

Richard Lappin, MD, PhD, Associate Editor, First EDition
CMS Considers Easing Two-Midnight Rule; Intravenous Diphenhydramine Does Not Improve Acute Migraine Outcomes; Four Measures Predict Mortality in Ruptured; Antibiotic Therapy: An Option for Acute Appendicitis; Poison Center Reports Calls for Fake Pot ... More »
 

Features - Case Report

Mary Nan S. Mallory, MD, MBA; Steven R. Knight, BS, MEng
The authors underscore the importance of evaluating and treating comorbid medical conditions in patients who are referred for medical clearance and may require psychiatric admission.... More »
 

Features - Toxicology Case Reports

Denise Fernandez, MD; Lewis S. Nelson, MD
A 62-year-old man with a history of hypercholesterolemia and HIV infection presented for evaluation of diffuse myalgia and tea-colored urine.... More »
 

Features - Emergency Imaging

Jessica Spivey, MD; Roger Bartolotta, MD; Keith D. Hentel, MD
A 32-year-old woman with a history of drug abuse presentedwith a 6-month history of pain and skin erosion along herright elbow and forearm.... More »
 

Features - First EDition

Richard Lappin, MD, PhD, Associate Editor, First EDition
Three lab tests predict serious bacterial infections in infants; ED revisits twice as frequent as expected; Cefazolin ranks sixth as cause of drug-induced liver injury; Pelvic CT may not be needed to diagnose intra-abdominal injury in children; The ... More »
 

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Clinical News

ALICIA GALLEGOS
Coding mistakes made on behalf of physicians and other health providers led to more than $35 million in Medicare overpayments for outpatient drugs, a government watchdog has found. An audit by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Offi... More »
 
GREGORY TWACHTMAN
There’s some good news and some bad news in this year’s Medicare Trustees’ report. The good news: The Part A trust fund will remain solvent until 2030, 13 years longer than previous report estimates. On the flip side, about a third of benefici... More »
 

Clinical News

AMY KARON
Drug manufacturers did not report about 10% of serious and unexpected adverse events to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration within the required time period, investigators reported online in JAMA Internal Medicine. Moreover, manufacturers were more... More »