TNF blockers decrease symptoms but seem to have little impact on structural damage
The Rheumatologist: October 2010
Understanding the challenges in rheumatology today
In Norway and on the international front, Tore Kvien, MD, PhD, has propelled clinical research to new levels
Diverse group of experts driving discovery about this disease
Panush’s perspectives on selections from the literature
Motivating employees might be a subject that administrators and managers shy away from, but it is true that employers can increase productivity, quality, and service through positive motivation in the office.
Is the term locum tenens familiar to you as a practicing physician? It means “to hold the place of or to substitute.” This applies to a physician who temporarily takes over a practice or fills in for a partner for Medicare patients. This may occur for several reasons, such as vacation, maternity leave, or illness.
In today’s fragile economy, there is no room for mistakes, and that rings even truer when it comes to coding and billing. One of the biggest questions heard in the coding world is, Who is liable for coding mistakes—the coder or the provider?
Each June, the American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) House of Delegates Annual Meeting is held in Chicago, gathering representatives from various medical state and specialty societies to discuss and develop official policies of the AMA.
Last month’s article on social media discussed how to grow your social network by finding relevant people and content of value as you navigate social media. Now that you are on your way to building a valuable social network, it is time to learn how to sort and filter your social networks to efficiently find discussions of interest.
To remain board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), rheumatologists who were certified in 1990 or later need to recertify every 10 years by enrolling in and completing ABIM’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. The ABIM MOC program is designed to promote lifelong learning and the enhancement of clinical judgment and skills essential for high-quality patient care. To complete the ABIM MOC program, physicians need to be licensed and in good standing, pass a secure examination, and earn 100 self-assessment points: 20 points in self-evaluation of medical knowledge, 20 points in self-evaluation of practice performance, with the remaining 60 points in either medical knowledge, practice performance, or a combination of both.
Atlanta offers its visitors just about everything—from historic places, museums, and venues to restaurants and nightlife. We’ve asked a few ACR and ARHP staff members to share their favorite restaurants and things to do to help ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting attendees feel more at home in the ACR’s hometown.
October’s Coding Answer
October’s Coding Challenge
Research in the laboratory of John D. Mountz, MD, PhD, is opening up a whole new field of study in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Capture the World Cup spirit to drive rheumatology discovery
Transparency in industry relationships
Medical management of this side effect is complicated in rheumatology patients.
Tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibition and the risk of solid malignancies
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