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Close out 2017 on strong note: Avoid future Medicare pay penalties - American Medical Association (blog) - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 19:05

Close out 2017 on strong note: Avoid future Medicare pay penalties
American Medical Association (blog)
It's that time of the year – a time for twinkling lights, festive parties and Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) participation! To meet the 2017 reporting deadline, you must report on at least one patient and one measure by December 31 and ...

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Fort Bend County-area business roundup - Chron.com - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 18:42

Fort Bend County-area business roundup
Chron.com
In addition to his service as a board-certified family physician, Dr. Klawitter served as secretary/treasurer of the Texas Medical Association and also served as a state delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates. He has served on ...

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A Possible New Treatment for Bipolar Depression - Psychology Today (blog) - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 18:15

Psychology Today (blog)

A Possible New Treatment for Bipolar Depression
Psychology Today (blog)
Most persons with bipolar disorder require mood stabilizing medications such as lithium, mood-stabilizing anticonvulsants, and/or antipsychotic drugs. Mood stabilizers are not very effective in treating the depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder ...

Daily on Healthcare: Surge of signups expected during final week of healthcare.gov open enrollment...Collins expects ... - Washington Examiner - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 17:16

Daily on Healthcare: Surge of signups expected during final week of healthcare.gov open enrollment...Collins expects ...
Washington Examiner
The letter was signed by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Physicians, the American Osteopathic Association and the American ...

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Close Out 2017 on a Strong Note and Avoid Future Medicare Payment Penalties - American Medical Association (blog) - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 17:02

Close Out 2017 on a Strong Note and Avoid Future Medicare Payment Penalties
American Medical Association (blog)
It's that time of the year – a time for twinkling lights, festive parties and Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) participation! To meet the 2017 reporting deadline, you must report on at least one patient and one measure by December 31 and ...

Antidepressant Use in First Trimester Not Linked to ADHD or Autism - ModernMedicine - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 16:21

ModernMedicine

Antidepressant Use in First Trimester Not Linked to ADHD or Autism
ModernMedicine
Antidepressants are used by 12.7% of the U.S. population over 12. Since many women taking antidepressants are of childbearing age, pregnancy may prompt a discussion on whether to continue drug treatment for the duration. The risks and benefits ...

Pain In The Nation: Suicide Rates Projected To Rise In New Hampshire, Linked To Substance Misuse - New Hampshire Public Radio - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 15:34

Pain In The Nation: Suicide Rates Projected To Rise In New Hampshire, Linked To Substance Misuse
New Hampshire Public Radio
Ann Duckless - Community educator and prevention specialist for N.H.'s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). John Auerbach - President and CEO of the Trust for America's Health, a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on disease ...

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French parents accidentally killed baby by 'putting anti-depressants in her bottle' - The Local France - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 15:19

The Local France

French parents accidentally killed baby by 'putting anti-depressants in her bottle'
The Local France
A French couple have gone on trial accused of causing the death of their 13-month baby by allegedly putting antidepressants and tranquillisers in her bottle to stop her crying. The parents had initially said that the child, named Maëlyne, had fallen ...

Environmental Crisis Looms as the Affects of the Opioid Epidemic Grow - WKSU News - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 14:50

WKSU News

Environmental Crisis Looms as the Affects of the Opioid Epidemic Grow
WKSU News
Rosi's team studies a long trail of chemicals from opioids, antidepressants and even illicit drugs, such as cocaine. They get into the environment through human urine and feces. Sometimes unused medications are flushed down toilets and drains. The ...
Pain-killers, other drugs found in Great Lakes ecosystemWBFO

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Why People with Good Health Insurance Go into Medical Debt - Investopedia (blog) - Monday, December 11, 2017 - 14:28

Investopedia (blog)

Why People with Good Health Insurance Go into Medical Debt
Investopedia (blog)
CPT codes are the five-digit billing numbers developed by the American Medical Association that are assigned to each medical service a patient receives. Insurers use these numbers to determine reimbursement rates. All healthcare practices use the same ...

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