Office Procedures

Office Procedures

What the title doesn't tell you is that these denials are "unexpected." That can only mean more work for multitasking office staff. See if these are common in your practice, and learn how to avoid them.

Denied claims take revenue off your balance sheet and frustrate the staff tasked with processing them. Are any of the top 5 here familiar to you?

Patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV can develop rapidly progressive liver fibrosis.

First of all, it is important to know what exactly is meant by “the best.”

Would you worry about this asymptomatic lesion? What are the symptoms of achalasia? Test your clinical mettle against this week's 5 questions.

Chilblains (Pernio) is typically caused by an abnormal vascular response to non-freezing cold exposure.

Among the disorders in the spotlight this week: intussusception, Celiac disease, sickle cell disease. See how well you do.


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  • At one time or another, every primary care physician will likely see a patient who is a hypochondriac, a chronic complainer, or a substance abuser. Rather than seeing these patients as difficult and avoiding them as much as possible, the physician can reframe the problem as an opportunity for growth and development. Dr Lieberman suggests that keeping the sessions brief but allowing more frequent visits and addressing medical and psychosocial concerns will make your relationship with your patient more positive. Managing hypochondriacal patients, chronic complainers, and substance abusers will be much easier after listening to Dr Lieberman’s suggestions.

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