University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Editorial Archives

March/April 2007  •  Volume 2, Number 2

From the Editor
Consumer-driven Primary Health Care (PDF, 272 KB, 3 pages)
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 8
Feature Articles
Improving the Quality of Transitional Care (PDF, 169 KB, 2 pages)
Position statement of the American Geriatrics Society.
Eric A. Coleman, MD, MPH, and Chad Boult, MD, MPH, MBA, on behalf of the American Geriatrics Society Health Care Systems Committee  •  p. 12
A Predictable Mess: Medicare’s Physician Payment System Offers Lessons Against Drug Price Negotiation (PDF, 235 KB, 3 pages)
Hasn’t Congress learned that government price negotiations for Medicare payment systems don’t work? Why are they trying to apply them to prescription drug plans?
John S. O’Shea, MD  •  p. 16
EHR Systems Promote Quality Improvement and Practice Efficiencies
(PDF, 255 KB, 5 pages)
The roadmaps for electronic health records and care management of chronic disease are set. Get on board and reap the incentive benefits for you and your patients.
Andrew Miller, MD, MPH  •  p. 20
Vaccine for Shingles Should be Routine at Age 60 (PDF, 151 KB, 1 page)
The CDC recommends that those over 60 should receive the shingles vaccine, but what coverage will medicare offer?
p. 25
Most American Children Will Never See A Geriatrician (PDF, 141 KB, 4 pages)
While the number of practicing geriatricians decreases, so does the likelihood that unhealthy American youth will live to an age where they’ll need one. Geriatricians must encourage public health programs and lobby for geriatrician education.
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 26
Medical Nutrition Therapy: ADA Recommendations (PDF, 107 KB, 1 page)
There are no one-size-fits-all diets for those with diabetes or at risk, but weight loss, exercise, and high-fiber intake apply to all.
p. 30
Bonus Pay Pays Off for Improved Quality (PDF, 209 KB, 4 pages)
Analysis of data from CMS/Premier-participating HQID hospitals demonstrates that improvements in care quality saves lives.
p. 31
Departments
Clinical Guidelines: Adult Diabetes Care  •  p. 14
Case Study: Assessing the Delirious Patient  •  p. 13
Ask the Experts: End-of-life Care  •  p. 35
Legal Corner: Medicare and Concierge Medicine  •  p. 41
Resources: HIPAA Security and Medicare’s Diabetes Care  •  p. 43
Medicare Minutes: CMS Awards Demonstrations and Physician Fee Schedule  •  p. 44
Technology & Information: E-prescribing to Online Radiology  •  p. 46
Facts & Stats: Hypertension and High Cholesterol  •  p. 48

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