Topics in Focus
Myth or fact? Ancillary staff can't document parts of E/M services
Medicare does not require doctors to redocument information in a patient’s record that has already been documented by staff or by patients themselves.
L. Carlos Zapata, MD: Shaping evidence-based health care policy
AMA member L. Carlos Zapata, MD, witnessed his uncle wake up from a coma and saw the amazing work physicians did to save his life. Now he strives to do the same.
Andrew Louis DiMatteo: Giving back to the community
AMA member Andrew Louis DiMatteo was inspired to pursue a career in medicine by understanding the impact a great physician can have on patients’ lives.
How decision science can help with gut-wrenching medical choices
Patient decision aids might help with routine health choices. The science of decision-making also can help navigate ethically complex choices.
Distracted driving: Most states aren’t cracking down on deadly practice
What’s in the news: Eight Americans are killed every day in a car crash involving a distracted driver, and more than 1,000 are injured daily in such accidents, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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