How coding is like Scrabble

One of the great nuisances in medicine is diagnosis coding. According to Medicare and insurance companies across the U.S., each and every disease must have a unique number. Everything must be quantified and recorded. Why? To facilitate analysis, number-crunching, regulations, reimbursements and, of course, we sometimes joke, to perpetuate the jobs of the coders. They […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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Treating a loved one who is having an episode of severe hypoglycemia can be a frightening experience. Dr Anne Peters discusses the promising use of recently approved nasal glucagon.Medscape Diabetes &Endocrinology
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"These latest data shout that our national obesity crisis is getting worse," says the CEO of a nonprofit organization that publishes an annual report on the state of obesity in America.Medscape Medical News
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Publication date: Available online 15 September 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Marie-Christine Vantyghem, Eelco J P de Koning, François Pattou, Michael R RickelsSummaryThe main goal of treatment for type 1 diabetes is to control glycaemia with insulin therapy to reduce disease complications. For some patients, technological approaches to insulin delivery are inadequate, and allogeneic islet transplantation is a safe alternative for those patients who have had severe hypoglycaemia complicated by impaired hypoglycaemia awareness or glycaemic lability, or who already receive immunosuppressive drugs for a kidney trans...
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Publication date: Available online 15 September 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Roy W Beck, Richard M Bergenstal, Lori M Laffel, John C PickupSummaryTechnological advances have had a major effect on the management of type 1 diabetes. In addition to blood glucose meters, devices used by people with type 1 diabetes include insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, and, most recently, systems that combine both a pump and a monitor for algorithm-driven automation of insulin delivery. In the next 5 years, as many advances are expected in technology for the management of diabetes as there have been in the past 5 years, with i...
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Publication date: Available online 15 September 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Rajiv Agarwal, Patrick Rossignol, Alain Romero, Dahlia Garza, Martha R Mayo, Suzette Warren, Jia Ma, William B White, Bryan WilliamsSummaryBackgroundSpironolactone is effective at reducing blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled resistant hypertension. However, the use of spironolactone in patients with chronic kidney disease can be restricted by hyperkalaemia. We evaluated use of the potassium binder patiromer to allow more persistent use of spironolactone in patients with chronic kidney disease and resistant hypertension.MethodsIn this ...
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Publication date: Available online 15 September 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Colin M Dayan, Maria Korah, Danijela Tatovic, Brian N Bundy, Kevan C HeroldSummaryOver several decades, studies have described the progression of autoimmune diabetes, from the first appearance of autoantibodies until, and after, the diagnosis of clinical disease with hyperglycaemia and insulin dependence. Despite the improved management of type 1 diabetes with exogenous insulin, most patients do not meet clinical glycaemic goals, and diabetes remains an important medical problem that affects children and adults. Clinical and preclinical studie...
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