Meet the Editors
Lee M. Duke, MD
Mary Beth Schweigert
Corporate Communications Specialist
Overuse of antibiotics is a major contributor to the emergence of MCR-1, which should serve as a “wake-up call” for both doctors and patients.
Also: Two-hour e-Health refresher course required as part of the re-credentialing process.
Primary-care physicians can play a key role in recognizing and protecting patients from abuse.
Also: All providers will be required to take e-Health refresher course as part of re-credentialing process.
Most patients expect to go home after their hospital stay. Help manage expectations by keeping the patient and family up-to-date on the care plan and anticipated discharge disposition.
Countersignature changes enhance the physician and physician assistant team by improving efficiency without compromising the delivery of high-quality patient care.
Providers should pay continued attention to three standards: read back and verify critical values, history and physical, and completed consents.
Daleela Dodge, M.D., says despite recent changes to guidelines, breast self-exams and clinical breast exams save lives.
An Annual Wellness Visit, a free benefit for all Medicare beneficiaries, often leads to identifying issues not discussed during a routine office visit.