When it comes to the new burdens imposed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), employer size makes a huge difference: only large employers (see definition below) are subject to the employer mandate to offer adequate and affordable health coverage to full-time employees or face significant penalties. In addition, only large employers face extensive new … [Read more...] about Documenting Your ACA Size for 2015
Complex Decongestive Physical Therapy By Ken Morris, PT, DPT, CMTPT Lymphedema. As clinicians, we know and understand what can happen when the natural drainage of the lymphatic system is impaired, often by cancer treatment, trauma or genetic predisposition. We’ve seen patients suffer from fluid building up in their tissues. It’s painful. They face a threat of infection. … [Read more...] about Lymphedema Treatment Options With PT:
New treatments for the eye disease that can take lives as well as vision By: Alan L. Wagner, MD and Kapil G. Kapoor, MD It’s well known that skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and that melanoma, which accounts for only two percent of these cancers, causes a large majority of skin cancer deaths. Over the past twenty years, those cancers and deaths have increased … [Read more...] about Choroidal Melanoma Update
By Boyd W. Haynes III, MD About once a month, I will see a patient in the office who presents with complaints of pain, swelling and stiffness in a limb or joint without report of a trauma. The patient may report a fever, night sweats or loss of weight. Sometimes, patients will just report some soreness in a limb, but mostly an overall sense of feeling unwell. As part of … [Read more...] about How Orthopaedic Surgeons Often Diagnose and Treat Primary Bone Tumors in Conjunction with Oncologists
By Theresa H. Bartlett, AuD After all, that’s where they can buy beer, shrimp and tires. You probably already know the answer, but your patients may not. Here’s an easy way to explain it to them, using that same beer, shrimp and tire analogy. Purchasing a hearing aid is actually a lot like purchasing beer, shrimp or tires: it’s not simply pulling any old brand off a … [Read more...] about Why not send your patients to Costco or Sam’s Club to get hearing aids?