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When a strep test led to a lawsuit, this physician took the stand in defense of common sense.
“If X then Y” rarely works when you're dealing with patients.
When you happen upon a new diagnosis, a strange phenomenon occurs: Its prevalence increases in your practice.
Family physicians have become the arbiters of disability, and it's a tough job. There may be some instances in which we disadvantage our patients by categorizing them as disabled.
The article is part of the "Point-of-Care Guides" series and provides an evidence-based encounter form for use with patients who present with knee injury.
The article explains recent instructions issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that clarify current diagnosis coding guidelines for reporting diagnostic tests.