Primary Diagnosis Quiz

Let’s play a game…I am going to list the diagnoses on the Assessment section of a specialist’s consult note in the order he listed them, and you try to guess the provider’s medical specialty: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation Coronary artery disease Hypertension GERD Gastric polyps GI bleed Chronic kidney disease Hyperlipidemia Diabetes Hypogonadism Iron deficiency anemia We’re going to pause our game to review two relevant topics, starting with the purpose of the assessment section of the note. As we’ve explained in the past, the SOAP note has a specific format and the information in early progress note sections – such as the chief complaint; history of present illness; past medical, family,...

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Her Child Was Stillborn at 39 Weeks. She Blames a System That Doesn’t Always Listen to Mothers.

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. The day before doctors had scheduled Amanda Duffy to give birth, the baby jolted her awake with a kick. A few hours later, on that bright Sunday in November 2014, she leaned back on a park bench to watch her 19-month-old son Rogen enjoy his final day of being an only child. In that moment of calm, she realized that the kick that morning was the last time she had felt the baby move. She told herself not to worry. She had heard that babies can slow down toward the end of a pregnancy and remembered reading that sugary snacks and cold fluids can...

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Social Philanthropy and Healthcare Event Delivers Pearls of Wisdom and Networking Opportunities

Entitled Healthcare and Social Philanthropy, the latest face-to-face educational and networking event presented by the Cornell Club of Miami was held at the MARC Institute in Doral, FL on November 17, 2022. The guest speakers were Alex Counts, author of Small Loans Big Dreams and Dr. Alejandro Badia, renowned orthopedic hand surgeon and author of Healthcare From the Trenches. Both speakers received their undergraduate degrees from Cornell University and are fraternity brothers. Mr. Counts, who has devoted his career to entrepreneurial philanthropy and has also authored three other books, kicked off the program with a dynamic and engaging presentation. First, he defined his approach as...

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Moratorium on Behavioral Analysis Providers Lifted

A moratorium on behavioral analysis services in Miami-Dade and Broward counties imposed by the Agency for Healthcare Administration expired as of Nov. 13, 2022. And it appears that AHCA has decided not to extend it for another six months as it has in the past since it was first imposed in 2018. AHCA said the moratorium’s goal was to fight fraud and safeguard taxpayer dollars, while ensuring patient access to care. Authority to impose a moratorium was included in the Affordable Care Act, and AHCA, with the approval of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, decided to exercise its authority. In 2018, AHCA announced that the cost of applied behavior analysis therapy to Florida more...

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