The Medicare Learning Network has recently released a web-based training course specifically for physicians, “Avoiding Medicare Fraud and Abuse: A Roadmap for Physicians,” that is accredited for 0.5 CME credits. Access the training course at CMS' website.
The 4/17/12 CQ HealthBeat reported that social media is increasingly important in health care, both to physicians and patients, according to a new report on social media and health by consultant PwC’s Health Research Institute. More than 40% of Americans in the survey said they have used social media to look for reviews of doctors or treatments.
The Chicago Tribune reported on 4/17/12 that having professional translators in emergency rooms for non-English-speaking patients cut by half the risk of making mistakes that could have clinical consequences, like giving the wrong medication dose, according to a study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.