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Patient tracking and follow-up

What you don’t know about the threat to continuity of care can hurt you LAPSES IN PATIENT CARE, including follow-up, can lead to dire consequences beyond those to patient well-being.

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Help available for ICD-10 coding transition

MOST OF THE POPULATION may proceed beyond October 1 completely unaware of major changes in the coding system used for medical billing purposes.

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Practicing in the field of telemedicine

Do the risks still far outweigh the benefits? THE HEALTHCARE LANDSCAPE has changed radically in recent years. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, expanding roles for nurse practitioners and physician

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Medical Memoirs: Joy Johnson on helping the most vulnerable residents stay healthy through faith and hard work

YOU MIGHT SAY that Joy Lee Johnson’s life has completed a circle of destiny in her 38 years. As Polk County’s director of Indigent Health Care, she works in a

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Medical Memoirs: Dr. Charles Inman talks about a lifelong pursuit in medicine

INFLUENCED by a family friend as a young man to become a physician, Charles C. Inman has loved being a doctor with a passion. He talks about his career and

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Why the MHA backs the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015, with changes

MENTAL HEALTHCARE reform finally might be here — with some adjustments. On June 16, President and CEO of Mental Health America (MHA) Paul Gionfriddo testified in front of the U.S.

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Cybersecurity: Protecting your electronic health records

WITH THE INCREASED use of technology comes increased risk of cyberattacks. Anything transmitted or stored electronically is at risk of being stolen by a hacker.

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Removing trans fats from the U.S. food supply

National and local medical experts applaud the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision AMERICA IS ABOUT to get healthier, and medical professionals nationwide couldn’t be happier. Two years after declaring

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Medical Memoirs: Dr. Regina Ason’s journey to radiology

DR. REGINA ASON decided to be a doctor because of her father. Dr. Rafael Ason is a cardiologist, and his passion for science and healing was infectious while she was

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Ensuring our veterans’ surviving families get the health benefits they deserve

What physicians and medical staff need to know about dependency and indemnity compensation MEMORIAL DAY is a time to remember and honor those in our military service who made the