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4 Reasons Why Doctors Should Get Familiar with Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana is mentioned in the news now on almost a daily basis. Here is why doctors and other healthcare workers should get educated on the topicRead More →
AltusCampus’ RFP for educational content is now open
AltusLearn is issuing a request for proposals for new online educational offerings for the upcoming year. We’re looking to work with thought leaders in the continuing medical education field to develop content that can be accredited for physician CME credits and/or physician assistant, nursing, and medical assistant CEU or CE credits.Read More →
Tattoos in MRIs
One in five Americans have at least one tattoo. Did you know that the ink in a patient’s tattoos can cause burns during an MRI? What effects can the interaction between MRI and tattoos have on a patient’s skin? Fortunately, there appear to be no observable long-term effects. Short-term effects can include pain and discomfort during and after imaging, and in more severe cases, patients can experience first and second degree burns on and around the site of the tattoo.Read More →
Whether or not you perform your own diagnosis and procedure coding, you are likely to have been exposed to the controversy surrounding ICD – 10. Physicians characterize it by the five times more diagnosis codes, nineteen times more procedure codes, the high level of specificity, and the unusual “new” codes.Read More →
What is the Best PQRS Reporting Method?
Over half of eligible providers didn’t file PQRS data in 2013, most saying it was too difficult to do and not worth their time. However, Medicare has significantly increased penalties in 2015, meaning that most eligible providers will lose an estimated $18,000 in reimbursements on average in 2017. Few practices can afford not to file this year.Read More →