How do we simplify the process for health professionals starting out in rheumatology research? This question can be difficult to answer because the plethora of information on starting out in rheumatology research is often overwhelming, and the multiplicity of Web sites with research materials can be confusing.
The Rheumatologist: June 2009
Margaret D. Smith, MD, a rheumatologist at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York City, was named by the Arthritis Foundation’s New York Chapter as one of the city’s outstanding female executives. Dr. Smith was honored for her dedication to increasing arthritis awareness and research fundraising at a luncheon held on March 20.
A simple fact about marketing: You could be the best in your field and offer top-notch services, but if no one knows who you are, what you do, or when, why, and how to see you, your business may struggle.
This summer is an important time for healthcare. Congress and President Barak Obama’s administration are dedicated to creating comprehensive healthcare reform to ensure quality healthcare for all, while considering all aspects of healthcare delivery. Their goal is to create this legislative package this summer.
June’s Coding Question
June’s Coding Answer
The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manual has six codes to bill for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the upper extremity.
While rheumatologists in private practice face daily concerns regarding reimbursements and certifications, the Research and Education Foundation (REF) is working behind the scenes to help improve patients’ lives. Through its balanced core awards and grants portfolio, the REF supports education, training, and career development for the future academic workforce.
This year, the ACR will introduce new programming at the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting. One of the new highlights will be Noontime Clinical Reviews, which have been created to fill in the midday break from programming. These sessions will focus on reviewing clinical topics in rheumatology and will address practical issues relevant to practicing clinicians. Here is a list of the 2009 Noontime Clinical Reviews.
Physicians must remember that all drugs have safety risks
Where are we going and how are we going to get there?
Web-based system will ease compliance with PQRI, benchmarking, research
Using ACR RA recommendations to improve quality of care
A New perspective on when and how it begins