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After provider uproar, CMS steps back from major E/M revamp

Dive Brief: CMS has finalized the Physician Fee Schedule for 2019, pushing back a controversial flattening of E/M codes to 2021 after a backlash from providers and physicians. The rule also cuts some E/M documentation requirements and removes duplicative notation requirements. New payments for a number of telehealth services, including prolonged preventative services, virtual check-ins… Read More »

Despite rhetoric, illness threat from migrants is minimal, experts say

A story in the right-wing magazine The New American this weekend was headlined Will Migrant Caravan Kill Your Child – With Disease? On Monday, “Fox& Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade claimed that the refugees pose a threat because they carry “diseases” and shouldn’t be let in. A commentator on Fox, former immigration agent David Ward, also… Read More »

Domestic Violence Awareness: 7 signs you may be suffering from PTSD and how to get help

It may happen once or it could take place over the course of several years, but  the psychological impacts can last a lifetime. Domestic violence is a reality for more than 12 million men and women in the United States annually, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. This translates to about 24 people every… Read More »