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2014-06-13 08:23:46

Hospital seeks performance management infrastructure and leadership to support growing hospitalist team. TACOMA, Wash., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sound Physicians, a leading hospitalist organization, announced an agreement to provide hospitalist services for Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics in Tyler, Texas. The inpatient management program will consist of 41 hospitalist physicians most of which were previously employed by Trinity Clinic. Sound Physicians will also...

2014-06-12 23:13:48

Medorizon Shares Tips to CPT Coding at the Right Level. The fees payable for each office visit vary depending on prescribed levels or service with each patient. Chicago, Il (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 CPT Coding is an essential part of the patient visit for any clinic or hospital based physician who see a patient for management of a medical condition. To bill Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield or commercial insurance the rendering provider must be cognizant of all elements needed to...

2014-06-12 08:28:54

The Osler Institute (not-for-profit continuing medical education provider) receives re-accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) TERRE HAUTE, Ind., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Osler Institute has been (re)surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Re-accreditation as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. In awarding accreditation, the ACCME seeks to assure...

2014-06-11 23:11:47

Medical Scribe Systems will be discussing how scribes are improving physician productivity and patient satisfaction as facilities transition to the electronic medical record. El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Medical Scribe Systems (MSS), the nation’s leading scribe vendor specializing in revenue cycle enhancement and operational performance, will be exhibiting at the California ACEP Annual Assembly June 13 in Long Beach. “We are proud partners of the American College of Emergency...

2014-06-11 12:28:30

JAMISON, Pa., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The five physicians, Babak Danesh, MD; James Kohlroser, DO; Kourosh Adhami, MD; Neil Lobo, MD; Krishnaiyer Subramani, MD and staff of the Island Digestive Health Center (IDHC) joined by Physicians Endoscopy are pleased to announce the opening of their new ASC in West Islip. Island Digestive Health Center (IDHC) is a new center partnership licensed by the State of New York, and will undergo the accreditation process in the coming weeks by...

2014-06-11 08:28:21

Provider group calls for transparency; refutes claims of cost control BOSTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthcare providers across Massachusetts including Atrius Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lahey Health Systems, Tufts Medical Center and other hospitals and physician groups have formed a coalition calling for a public process around the recently proposed settlement between Partners HealthCare and the Attorney General. "Although we...

2014-06-10 23:08:16

Successful Family Practice, Ascent Family Medicine, to Join New West Physicians July 1st Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 New West Physicians, a large privately owned group practice with 16 offices throughout the Denver metro area will expand its network in central Denver area with Ascent Family Medicine coming on board. While there are numerous benefits for individual practices to join a larger organization, Ascent Family Medicine did their research and chose New West Physicians. In...

2014-06-10 23:08:04

Consultant in Perioperative Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Physicians attributes a decade of success using speech recognition to reseller, 1 Focus Medical Software, support. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 In emergency medicine, physicians must create a huge amount of documentation. Before the introduction of speech recognition technology, many physicians, including Dr. Abraham Abbott, experienced a degeneration of their written notes in part from the huge and uncomfortable knot...

2014-06-10 12:32:29

CECity to Power Over 25% of All Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) Across Specialties to Foster Improved Patient Care, New Measures and Payment Models, Simplified PQRS and MOC Reporting PITTSBURGH, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CECity, healthcare's leading provider of cloud-based registry platforms for performance improvement, value-based payment and professionalism, today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized ten (10) of...

2014-06-09 08:25:04

To merge or not to merge-- what is your strategy for the future? Will you remain in solo practice or merge with others to form a bigger multi-specialty group? DURHAM, N.C., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In the last 20 years, the healthcare organizations in the United States have experienced seismic shifts from the advent of managed care to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Hospital consolidation is one of the significant healthcare trends today. Strategic, economic and...


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Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

2012-11-26 22:58:54

Percussion is a technique used during a clinical examination to elicit sounds while tapping on the body surface. These sounds can give clues to physicians as to the state of the underlying structures. Percussion can be utilized during well checks or during development of the physician’s differential diagnosis. Percussion was introduced to distinguish between empty and filled barrels of liquor until Dr. Leopold Auenbrugger introduced the technique to medicine. How the Method is Performed...

Palpation
2012-11-26 20:39:45

Palpation is a technique used by a physician or medical provider during a physical examination. By placing hands on a patient, data can be gathered that is otherwise unknown by visualization only. What Information it Provides Information such as the temperature of the skin, the moistness or dryness of the skin, the shape of a structure, the location of pain, the radiation of the pain, the quality of function, strength of a structure, amount of swelling, sensation, circulation and so...

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