University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Editorial Archives

March/April 2008  •  Volume 3, Number 2

From the Editor
Armed with Knowledge (PDF, 3 pages)
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 12
Feature Articles
Financing Medicare: An Issue Brief (PDF, 10 pages)
Persistently high rates of growth in national health expenditures combined with demographic trends pose a serious challenge to the financing of Medicare in the 21st century. The Kaiser Family Foundation discusses the program’s long-term financing situation and challenges from several perspectives.
•  p. 19
Medicare Diabetic Measures That Pay (PDF, 3 pages)
Get a quick lesson in how to submit information for diabetic patients under Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting Initiative.
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 29
Current Options for Vaccine Administration under Medicare Part D (PDF, 3 pages)
Medicare has moved coverage of many vaccines (both drug and administration fees) to Part D. New rules govern billing and reimbursement. This second part in a 3-part series explains current options.
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD  •  p. 32
Prevalence and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (PDF, 5 pages)
How can physicians better identify and manage patients with chronic kidney disease? Three physicians from the Trans Atlantic Renal Council, a nonprofit, federally designated End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network, discuss the importance of early identification of patients with CKD.
Andrew Miller, MD, MPH  •  p. 35
Letters  •  p. 11
From the Desk of William Rogers, MD  •  p. 15
Case Study  •  p. 17
Clinical Guidelines  •  p. 18
Ask the Experts   •  p. 40
Medicare Minutes  •  p. 42
Technology & Information  •  p. 44
Facts & Stats   •  p. 48

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