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From: The Rheumatologist, December 2014

Features

Rheumatologist Lars Klareskog, MD, PhD, In the Spotlight

A career marked by scientific discovery, collaboration

Laboratory Testing for Diagnosis, Management of Patients with Rheumatic Disease

A review of data on antinuclear antibodies and tests for rheumatoid arthritis

The ACR/ARHP Honors Members for Contributions to Rheumatology

A profile of individuals recognized for advancing rheumatology education, research, patient care

T Cells & Autoimmune Diseases

New investigational strategy provides way to identify, characterize autoreactive T cells that escape thymic selection and cause autoimmunity

Rheumatologists In Demand As Physician Shortages in Rheumatology Intensify

How practicing clinicians can generate interest in rheumatology among medical students

Hip-Resurfacing Arthroplasty an Alternative to Total Hip Replacement

Resurfacing procedure preserves bone, lasts longer, allows patients higher level of functionality

Clues Emerge to Bone Health, Destruction in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Recent study identifies RBP-J signaling pathway as key regulator of osteoclastogenesis, bone remodeling

Vaccines and Biologics: What Rheumatologists Need to Know

How vaccines, medications and rheumatic disease-related effects on immune system interact

10 Tips for Opioid Prescribing

How to manage the risks when prescribing medications for patients in chronic pain

Cure, Effective Treatment for Lupus Nephritis Remain Elusive Despite Advances

Rheumatology experts review history of LN, offer explanations for roadblocks to better therapies

The Science of Chronic Itch

Inside the pathophysiology, clinical presentations of chronic pruritus

Ebola: Hemorrhagic Fever and Macrophage Activation Syndrome

Rheumatologists focus on similar clinical, laboratory findings to better understand pathobiology of Ebola infection

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From the College

New HCPCS Modifiers Replace -59 on January 1, 2015

Referred to as -X modifiers, they are designed to define specific subsets of -59 modifier

Congress Can Begin Work to Advance Rheumatology Before New Year

Medicare Advantage plans, specialty tier drug spending, SGR repeal, biomedical research funding issues on lawmakers' plates

Coding Corner Answer: December

Proper CPT coding for arthrocentesis injections in 2015

Coding Corner Question: December

CPT coding changes for arthrocentesis injections in 2015

Donations to Rheumatology Research Foundation Welcome During Holiday Season

Financial gifts support rheumatolody education, training and career development, research, clinical trials

Rheumatology Research Foundation Helps Medical Student Find Direction, Purpose

Medical resident, Brian Le, opted to pursue rheumatology after completing a preceptorship funded by the Foundation

Pediatric Rheumatologist Wins 2014 Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine

The ACR member Dr. Marilyn G. Punaro is first pediatric rheumatologist to earn the Patricia & William L. Watson Jr., MD, award

Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness Registry Can Improve Patient Care

RISE data entry process syncs with patients' electronic health records to create quality improvement reports, chart progress

Meaningful Use Attestation Does Not Satisfy Physician Quality Reporting System Requirements

Separate clinical quality reporting measures must be submitted for each program

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Departments

Hydrocodone Bitartrate, Secukinumab, Varenicline Updates, Trials, Approvals

Plus, rheumatology drug news, safety updates

HealthKit Wellness App Holds Promise for Medicine, Rheumatology

Apple’s mobile healthcare technology may benefit patients with rheumatic disease whose conditions require regular monitoring

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Columns

Fallout from False Assumptions in Medicine

How the lack of clear, concise data has impacted opioid prescribing for chronic pain and is clouding the issue of medical recertification

The ACR: Looking Ahead to 2015 and Beyond

Incoming president E. William St.Clair, MD, sets goals, reviews groundwork for the coming year

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