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2013-12-10 12:32:44

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year there is a battle in Congress to stave off the automatic Clinton-Gingrich "sustained growth rate" (SGR) cut in Medicare physicians' fees that was enacted in 1997. Each year, Congress has delayed it, meaning that the following year's cut, according to the formula, is more draconian, explains the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). The 2014 cut under SGR would be 24.4%. Since most doctors' overhead...

2013-12-10 08:25:56

Details on quality of doctors remain elusive for most consumers NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To shed light on the availability of information for consumers on the quality of their doctors, a new scorecard finds the vast majority of states get a failing grade - D or F. Developed by the non-profit Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI(3)), the State Report Card on Transparency of Physician Quality Information found that only two states received an A -...

2013-12-09 16:26:16

Its Second Location in Overland Park KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The fourth CareSpot urgent care center in partnership with HCA Midwest Health System -- Kansas City's largest healthcare provider -- opens on December 9, 2013, at 9507 Antioch Road, in Overland Park, Kansas. This opening also marks the second CareSpot location in Overland Park, complementing the other center at 7935 W. 151(st) Street. The general public is invited to a Grand Opening Week celebration...

2013-12-09 12:26:41

- Radiation therapy leaders call for comprehensive payment reform to improve the quality of care for life-saving cancer care - WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Radiation Therapy Alliance (RTA) - a nonprofit organization representing 227 community-based radiation therapy centers - today commended the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for withdrawing the proposal to cap certain freestanding radiation oncology reimbursements at the OPD/ASC rates...

2013-12-09 08:28:12

LABSCO expands national presence and continues build of superior diagnostics distribution to support key manufacturer partnerships. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Laboratory Supply Company (LABSCO), the leading distributor of innovative laboratory technologies and products to hospitals, physician office laboratories and alternate healthcare settings, has successfully completed the acquisition of J & S Medical Associates (J & S). The two companies will be...

2013-12-05 23:22:19

Mobile applications powered with Captive Reach 3.01 aim to reduce healthcare spending, increase physician productivity and give patients the ability to manage and monitor their health from the palm of their hand. San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Parallel 6, a multi-channel mobile technology company and the creator of the mobile enterprise platform, Captive Reach, releases Captive Reach 3.01, providing a mobile solution for the healthcare industry. Captive Reach is optimized to...

2013-12-05 16:25:19

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviv REIT, Inc. ("Aviv" or the "Company") (NYSE: AVIV) announced today it has acquired four properties in Ohio and Indiana for $44.9 million. The first three properties are located on a campus in Ohio which includes an assisted living facility ("ALF"), a post-acute and long-term care skilled nursing facility ("SNF") and a long-term acute care hospital ("LTACH"), plus the right to build a new LTACH. The fourth property is a specialty hospital...

2013-12-05 12:29:06

CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Association of Clinical Urologists (AACU), American Urological Association (AUA) and LUGPA applauded the Physician's Caucus of the United States Senate who joined their physician colleagues in the United States House of Representatives in demonstrating their commitment to preserving patient access to independent, integrated medical services. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch...

2013-12-04 12:27:05

ATLANTA, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Jackson Healthcare, the nation's third largest healthcare staffing company, announced the purchase of Tyler & Company, a 35-year-old national firm that recruits healthcare executives for organizations including hospitals, health systems, physician group practices and academic medical centers. Tyler & Company officially joined Jackson Healthcare on December 1, 2013. Like Jackson Healthcare's other companies, Tyler & Company will...

2013-12-04 12:26:52

Group aims to encourage physician and patient conversations by identifying five tests or procedures to question, highlighting potentially unnecessary--sometimes harmful--practices in hematology WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional organization dedicated to the causes and treatments of blood disorders, today released a list of common hematology tests, treatments, and procedures that are not always...


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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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