Autoimmune (autoinflammatory) syndrome induced by adjuvants provides a diagnostic framework for enigmatic conditions
The Rheumatologist: June 2011
Seeing vessels clearly can help with discovery and timely treatment
Program directors hope change in subspecialty match dates will attract more fellows to rheumatology
Within Our Reach funding meets goal, makes impact
Feedback From Our Readers
Rheumatology trainees will need to know basic and clinical science to be successful at translation
A forced convalescence leads to insights into rheumatology and medicine
It is essential for coders to understand the rules of engagement, especially when it comes to correct coding and using the most up-to-date coding tools. Those who interact with Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), or insurance companies also have the experience of dealing with the countless coding rules and guidelines.
Why I Am an Advocate
ACR Members Help Educate Rheumatologists Around the World
This November, the Windy City will host some of the world’s most gifted speakers and educators in the field of rheumatology. Mark your calendars now for the ACR/ARHP 75th Annual Scientific Meeting, because there will be no better place to be to learn the state of the art in clinical rheumatology.
The Fellows-in-Training (FIT) Scholarship is designed to expose fellows-in-training to the ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting. This program supplements the advanced training rheumatology fellows receive at their training programs and includes an educational symposium specifically designed for the fellows and an evening reception on Friday, November 4, 2011. Registration for the FIT Annual Meeting Scholarship will open on Friday, July 15 and close at 5:00 pm Eastern time on Monday, August 8.
June’s Coding Challenge
June’s Coding Answer
Ready, Set … RAC Audits
A medical record contains documentation of a patient’s medical history and care. These records include a patient’s entire history with personal and confidential information. Every medical record should have accurate and precise documentation to support diagnoses, justify treatment, and make sure that there is a connection for continuous care among healthcare providers.
It’s not far-fetched to assume that most medical students have no exposure to pediatric rheumatology while in school. The ACR Research and Education Foundation (REF) is hoping to change that.
Rheumatology physician assistants are becoming a more common and important resource for busy practices
Treatment gaps in Medicare patients highlight the need for creative solutions
Clinical nurse specialist Norma Liburd, RN-BC, MN, discusses working in pediatrics, creating list serves, and struggling with insurance companies
Panush’s perspectives on rheumatology
GRAPPA brings together a group of highly motivated physicians to address these complex disorders