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How Did You Participate in Rare Disease Day 2017? – ModernMedicine

Rare Disease Day was started in 2008 by EURORDIS, and held on February 29th, the rarest day to raise awareness for the rarest diseases. The event began in Europe with 18 countries participating, but today events are being held in over 80 countries all over the world. Each year...
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MedPAC proposals seek to mitigate Part B spending – ModernMedicine

Dr. DowlingI have previously discussed some important details affecting reimbursement for drugs that are administered in the physician’s office—including Medicare Part B drug payments and the average sales price (ASP) methodology (See ). I subsequently described a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed rule that was generally known...
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Who gets sued: Managed care or me? – ModernMedicine

David J. Goldberg, , Dave believes that Mohs surgery is medically necessary for his patient’s squamous cell carcinoma of the ear. He seeks precertification of this from his patient’s healthcare plan. After receiving relevant medical records on the patient, the health plan, through its medical director, denies the...
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Homeopathy for endometriosis pain? – ModernMedicine

Potentized estrogen is an effective treatment for reducing endometriosis-associated pelvic pain (EAPP) that has been refractory to conventional hormone therapy, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study reported by researchers from Potentized estrogen is an oral preparation of 17-beta estradiol in the 12cH, 24cH and...
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Infants also at risk from mothers' endometriosis – ModernMedicine

Findings of a Danish retrospective cohort study show that women with endometriosis are at significantly increased risk for experiencing a variety of adverse pregnancy According to the authors of the recently published study, the research represents the largest and most detailed study of obstetrical and neonatal complications in...
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Telemedicine program to benefit patients with behavioral health needs – Austin Herald

ALBERT LEA — Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea has expanded its services for patients with behavioral health needs. Through a new telemedicine program, patients who come into the emergency room are able to communicate with psychiatrists and psychologists as needed at any time of the day. Bo...
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Innovations like telemedicine make health care more economical … – Charleston Post Courier

BY VERONIQUE DE RUGY The goal of health care reform is to provide better health care to everyone at a lower cost, year after year. The solution is not to provide a better third-party-payer system — , health insurance or government-provided health insurance — but instead to allow technological...
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Telemedicine on the rise at Vermont hospitals – vtdigger.org

Bill Monahan, outreach coordinator for Grace Cottage Hospital’s Community Health Team, discusses the hospital’s new telemedicine program. On his screen is the video service the hospital uses to connect with patients in their homes. Photo by Mike Faher/VTDigger BRATTLEBORO – At Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, emergency room patients are connecting...
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When doctors know that they don't know – The Boston Globe

<!– METADATA FOR EMTAF When doctors know that they don’t know Globe Correspondent Uncertainty is a part of the medical profession. How do we explain that to patients? By Nicholas Chadi 20170225182545 –> CommentsPrint By Nicholas Chadi Globe Correspondent  February 25, 2017 Imagine that you are a medical doctor....
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