University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Editorial Archives

May/June 2007  •  Volume 2, Number 3

From the Editor
Consumer-driven Primary Health Care (PDF, 178 KB, 3 pages)
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 8
Feature Articles
Diagnosis and Treatment of DVT: New Guidelines (PDF, 226 KB, 3 pages)
Avoid the life-threatening complications of DVT by recognizing signs and symptoms early and providing first-line treatment with LMWHs.
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 17
CMS’ Medical Officer Explains PQRI (PDF, 149 KB, 2 pages)
The medical officer for CMS discusses the Physician's Quality Reporting Initiative—the 1.5% bonus to physicians who meet quality measures.
William D. Rogers, MD, FACEP •  p. 22
The Challenge of Comorbid Conditions in Seniors with Heart Disease (PDF, 264 KB, 3 pages)
Data from Medicare’s Health Outcomes Survey can inform development of models of care for heart disease patients with comorbid conditions.
Arlene S. Bierman, MD, MS  •  p. 24
Ambulatory Geriatric Clinical Care and Services (PDF, 134 KB, 2 pages)
The American Geriatrics Society presents the 7 critical components of ambulatory clinical care for elders.
p. 27
Is Pay for Performance Possible in a Fee-for-Service World? (PDF, 177 KB, 4 pages)
A panel of healthcare experts discusses the viability of Medicare managed care programs in a fee-for-service world. Is pay for performance merely a buzzword, or can it work?
 p. 29
Avoiding Hospitalizations Tops CMS’ Home Health Quality Improvement Initiatives (PDF, 150 KB, 3 pages)
More than 4700 home health agencies are participating in CMS’ quality improvement plan, which focuses on 10 outcomes measures aimed at reducing hospitalization.
Andrew Miller, MD, MPH, and Lisa M. Roche, MPH, PhD p. 33
Clinical Guidelines: Seizures and Epilepsy in Older Adults: Treatment Options and Decisions  •  p. 12
Case Study: Infection Indicators in Older Adults  •  p. 16
Legal Corner: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Malpractice  •  p. 36
Ask the Experts: What would it take to push a significant number of providers out of the Medicare program?   •  p. 39
Medicare Minutes  •  p. 42
Resources: NPI Deadline and Part D Grant Program  •  p. 45
Technology & Information  •  p. 47
Facts & Stats: Patient Use of Online Health Tools  •  p. 48

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