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Patients: ‘Difficult,’ ‘Tough’ or Just Misunderstood?

Apr 14, 2013

From medscape.com “I am a family practitioner, and I’ve practiced in a rural health center in a medically underserved area. I’ve been pondering the concepts of “difficult” or “tough” patients, trying to identify what, for me, defines such patients. There is a difference in the way a physician would most effectively deal with patients depending [...]

Obama’s Budget Aims to Close Imaging Services Loophole

Apr 14, 2013

From diagnosticimaging.com “Imaging reimbursement would remain at current levels in the President Obama’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014, but in an effort cut costs by closing a loophole in the Stark self-referral law, some services could soon require prior authorization.” Read more…

Ultrasound, MR Breast Imaging Studies Spark Debate

Apr 14, 2013

From RSNA.org “Two Radiology studies are generating debate on the effectiveness of supplemental ultrasound and MR imaging in breast cancer detection in patients at elevated risk for the disease…” Read more…

Press Release: River Ridge Living Center to Become Pioneers for Telemedicine

Mar 30, 2013

As of April 1, 2013 River Ridge Living Center in Amsterdam, NY will become the first nursing home in Montgomery County to utilize telemedicine services for its residents. Telemedicine is the ability to provide interactive health care using modern technology and telecommunications. The specializations available will include emergency medicine, neurology, psychiatry, cardiology, radiology, and more. [...]