Clinical pharmacists in general practice
NHS England says the recently revised criteria for clinical pharmacists applying to working in general practice are having a positive impact. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

< i > FPM < /i > Article Highlights 2019 CPT Code Updates, More
FPM has published its annual article that highlights CMS CPT code updates and Medicare policy changes for the new year. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FPM Article Highlights 2019 CPT Code Updates, More
FPM has published its annual article that highlights CMS CPT code updates and Medicare policy changes for the new year. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Childhood adversities, negative life events and outcomes of non-pharmacological treatments for depression in primary care: a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial - Yacaman-Mendez D, Hallgren M, Forsell Y.
Non-pharmacological treatments for depression are effective and available in primary care, but useful prognostic factors are lacking. Childhood adversities (CA) and negative recent life events (RLE) increase the risk and severity of depression, though thei... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Shutdown Starting to Delay New FDA Reviews, Approvals Shutdown Starting to Delay New FDA Reviews, Approvals
The FDA is relying on industry-paid user fees and is shifting resources to keep itself partially open.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Study: EHRs Contribute to Family Physician Stress, Burnout
A survey of nearly 1,800 physicians in Rhode Island found that the use of electronic health records contributes significantly to stress and burnout among physicians. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fatigue in SLE: Mitochondrial, Not Structural?
(MedPage Today) -- MRI study rules out one explanation for lupus patients'tiredness (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Risk May Derail Oral Drug's Chances for T1D Approval
(MedPage Today) -- Sotagliflozin's efficacy seems clear, but FDA staff flag " notable and concerning " safety issue (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study Shows High Costs, Complications of Lung Ca Screening (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Also, uptake of shared decision-making for screening disappoints (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

What Do You Think of Medicare's 2019 Physician Fee Schedule? What Do You Think of Medicare's 2019 Physician Fee Schedule?
The rule includes provisions for virtual care reimbursement and modifies proposed changes to E/M coding.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Neighborhood Health to share mobile unit, and reach more Buffalo schoolchildren
Neighborhood Health Center filed plans to spend $8,000 to launch a mobile health unit as an extension clinic. But in a unique twist, the organization isn ’t starting something new, but instead using existing, excess capacity at a unit owned by another health provider. The agency has been approved by federal officials at the Bureau of Primary Health Care to sub-lease an existing van owned by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, which it will use to provide primary care services to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

The PM edit: Sue Jennings in her own words
Management in Practice is speaking to a series of PMs on the front-line about what being a practice manager means to them. Reporter Valeria Fiore talks toSue Jennings, business partner at Teams Medical Practice in Gateshead and finalist of the General Practice Awards 2018 about the challenges practice management poses and the future of the profession. Q. How has being a practice manager changed since you first started out in the profession? Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 16, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Fall Risk and Supports Following a Nursing Home Discharge Fall Risk and Supports Following a Nursing Home Discharge
How does the presence of supports and services impact the relationship between fall-related risk factors and fall occurrence after nursing home discharge?The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

U.S. Lawmaker Launches Investigation Into Pharma Drug Pricing U.S. Lawmaker Launches Investigation Into Pharma Drug Pricing
A top U.S. lawmaker launched an investigation into pharmaceutical industry pricing practices on Monday, less than a week after he and fellow Democrats introduced legislation aimed at lowering medicine prices.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Medicare Changes Could Have Some Patients Paying More for Drugs Medicare Changes Could Have Some Patients Paying More for Drugs
A proposed shift in Medicare coverage for medicines administered by doctors may help reduce total drug spending, but a new study suggests it may also lead to higher out-of-pocket costs for some patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Do you know where your primary care contracts are?
Most CCGs are now delegated, which means they have inherited responsibility for primary medical care contracts from NHS England. Unfortunately they haven ’t all inherited an up-to-date schedule of contracts or complete paperwork for every provider. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Proposed Insurance Billing Change'Dangerous,' Say Groups
The Academy and five fellow medical organizations object to a proposed rule that would require health insurance exchange plans that cover certain woman's health services to send separate bills. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Are First Responders Racially Biased?
(MedPage Today) -- Also, understanding the unintended costs of electronic health records (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

15 Studies That Challenged Medical Dogma in 2018 15 Studies That Challenged Medical Dogma in 2018
Dr Eric Topol highlights articles that turned prevailing wisdom on its head over the past year.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Russell Kohl, M.D., Runs for AAFP Vice Speaker
The Oklahoma AFP announces the candidacy of Russell Kohl, M.D., of Stilwell, Kan., for AAFP vice speaker. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Can Medical Marijuana Help Your Practice Thrive? Can Medical Marijuana Help Your Practice Thrive?
With more acceptance by states and interest by patients, the use of medical cannabis is growing. But there is a lot physicians need to know before considering a recommendation for treatment.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

5 Services Psychiatrists Forget to Bill For 5 Services Psychiatrists Forget to Bill For
Details are important when documenting a mental health consultation. Here are five services that are often overlooked when it comes to coding and billing.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Featured Review: Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults
Examining evidence for routine scale and polish treatment – an updated reviewThe Cochrane Review 'Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults' was carried out by authors working withCochrane Oral Health to assess the effects of routine scale and polish treatments for healthy adults and to establish whether different time intervals between treatments influence these effects. The review had aimed to compare the effectiveness of the treatment when given by a dentist compared to a dental therapist or hygienist, but there were no studies evaluating this comparison.This review updates the version publish...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Primary care should 'direct' community health teams - official review
Community health teams have not integrated with GP services and should in future be “based in” and “under the clinical and service direction” of primary care networks, the author of a government review of general practice has said. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Bad press about GPs ‘soul destroying’ and harms recruitment
Media blame GPs for general practice crisis – but say hospital pressures are government’s fault Related items fromOnMedica GPs warn government: fund service properly or it will collapse Stop cynically undermining trust in doctors says BMA Partnership best model for delivering what GPs and patients want Fund NHS standards or change them, warn NHS Providers Treatment of whistleblowers a “stain on NHS”, say MPs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 15, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The diagnosis you fear to make and fear to miss
Cancer from a GP's perspective Related items fromOnMedica GPs need better test access to improve cancer diagnosis Red tape delaying availability of new cancer drugs Eyeballing skin cancer not good enough for accurate diagnosis, say experts New cervical cancer test outperforms existing tests (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - January 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Screen Pregnant Women for HBV at First Prenatal Visit
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force posted a draft recommendation statement and draft evidence review on Jan. 8 that discussed screening pregnant women for hepatitis B virus infection. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Eligible Clinicians: Report 2018 MIPS Data Through April 2
Eligible clinicians have until April 2 to submit data for the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance year. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Dairy Products May Have Mixed Effects on Mortality Dairy Products May Have Mixed Effects on Mortality
Pooled data indicate that drinking milk may prompt a slightly higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality, while consuming fermented dairy products is associated with lower total mortality.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Growing Number of Nurse Practitioners Providing Primary Care Offsetting Physician Shortages in Underserved Communities
A growing number of nurse practitioners are providing primary care in low-income and rural areas where physician supply is low, according to findings from a study led by University of Rochester School of Nursing researchers. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - January 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

AAFP Outlines Quality Measurement Strategy for Primary Care
The AAFP has created a position paper on quality measurement for primary care that features six guiding principles aimed at helping steer future development and use of measurement in practice improvement and physician payment. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

CCGs told they must set up primary care networks by end of June
CCGs have been told to ensure that the new primary care networks, which all GP practices will be mandated to join, are in place by 30 June at the latest.  NHS England planning guidance for the year ahead said CCGs must commit to spending a recurrent£1.50 per head of population on‘developing and maintaining’ the primary care networks. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 14, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

£4.5bn primary care funding will relieve pressure on GPs, promises Hancock
The extra£4.5bn funding boost to primary care will be used to relieve pressure on GPs rather than introducing new services, health secretary Matt Hancock has exclusive told our sister publication Pulse.   Mr Hancock told Pulse there is‘too much pressure’ on GPs and primary care, and some of the£4.5bn is‘specifically aimed at relieving that pressure’. Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - January 14, 2019 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Finance Practice development Latest News Source Type: news

Invest in a single national electronic health record for primary care to benefit Canadians
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Canada should invest in a single national electronic health record for primary care to improve the health of Canadians, argues an editorial in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Welcome focus on primary care but NHS plan also raises difficult questions
The NHS Long Term Plan includes a promise of £4.5bn of ring-fenced funding for primary care and community services. Among its bolder ambitions are that integrated care systems (ICS) will cover the country within two years and that all GP practices will be members of primary care networks by this April. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Healthcare Job Growth Outpaces Nearly Every Sector in 2018
(MedPage Today) -- Healthcare created 346,000 new jobs last year, up from 284,000 in 2017 (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

IL-6 Blocker Succeeds in Real-World Vasculitis
(MedPage Today) -- Clinical and laboratory improvements seen with tocilizumab in refractory giant cell arteritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

IL-1 Blocker Succeeds in Real-World Vasculitis
(MedPage Today) -- Clinical and laboratory improvements seen with tocilizumab in refractory giant cell arteritis (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Not Just Acid Reflux: The Need to Think Worst First
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen Sanko, MD, FACEP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Not Just Acid Reflux: The Need to Think Worst First
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 13, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Stephen Sanko, MD, FACEP Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Vouchers and Heart Meds; Medical Advertising: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- Other topics include esophageal resection and the economic impacts of cardiovascular disease (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Massachusetts Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Hospital Cyberattack Massachusetts Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Hospital Cyberattack
A Massachusetts man was sentenced on Thursday to more than 10 years in prison for carrying out a cyberattack on a hospital on behalf of the hacking activist group Anonymous to protest the treatment of a teenager in a high-profile custody dispute.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Shutdown Continues, Native American Clinics in Peril
(MedPage Today) -- FDA calls back furloughed workers to conduct high-risk inspections (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 12, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

YouthCHAT as a primary care e-screening tool for mental health issues among Te Tai Tokerau youth: protocol for a co-design study - Martel RM, Darragh ML, Lawrence AJ, Shepherd MJ, Wihongi T, Goodyear-Smith FA.
BACKGROUND: In New Zealand (NZ), 1 in 4 adolescents is affected by mental health issues (eg, depression and anxiety) and engages in risk behaviors (eg, harmful drinking and substance abuse), with rates among M āori youth being significantly higher. The maj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Make Uloric Second-Line for Gout, FDA Advisors Say
(MedPage Today) -- Panel grapples with black box warning, REMS over CV mortality (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

' We Prepaid for Everything We Get': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

GI Meeting Offers Plenty for Primary Care Docs to Learn From GI Meeting Offers Plenty for Primary Care Docs to Learn From
Dr David Johnson shares his top five takeaway messages for primary care, ranging from fraudulent gluten-free products to essential screening tips for gastrointestinal cancers.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

NHS to entice newly qualified nurses into primary care with fellowships
Fresh incentives will be offered to newly qualified nurses to encourage them to choose primary care as a “first destination role”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - January 11, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

ABMS Continuing Certification Initiative Issues Draft Report
Last month, the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission convened by the American Board of Medical Specialties and its member boards released a draft report of its findings and recommendations, and is inviting further public comment. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF Takes First Step to Address Opioid Use Disorder
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently posted a draft research plan on preventing opioid use disorder that includes a focus on interventions to prevent initiation or minimize use of opioids, inviting public comment until Jan. 16. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news