The Affiliate Society Council brings local concerns to the ACR leadership
My first ACR board meeting gives an insider’s view
Information on safety, labeling changes, and pharmaceutical research
Identifying and treating cardiac involvement in systemic sclerosis can be a challenge
Handpicked Reviews of Contemporary Literature
Each year, the ACR recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of rheumatology through an awards program, and individuals are nominated for ACR Awards of Distinction and for a Master designation by their colleagues. This year, nominations will be accepted through May 15, and award recipients are recommended to the ACR board of directors by the Committee on Nominations and Appointments in late summer. Awards will be presented at the ACR Annual Scientific Meeting’s Opening Lecture.
The ACR has approved a set of evidence-based quality measures aimed at improving care and drug safety for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and gout.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has adopted a rule that requires creditors to institute programs to spot suspicious activity (commonly called “red flags”) that may signal identity theft, and the red flag rules take effect May 1, 2009. The FTC defines a creditor as any entity that regularly accepts deferred payment for goods and services.
When it comes to billing, there are plenty of myths and erroneous sayings used by consultants and payers to keep you guessing and make your head spin. Billing seems endlessly mystical, and it is important that physician practices stay as informed as possible to be effective and efficient. With today’s financial situation, it is even more important that rheumatology practices know the rules of billing—This will save you time and money in the long run.
Patient Fact Sheet