March 24th 2023
Study examines effects of law that makes records available to patients.
February 28th 2023
February 27th 2023
Offering high-quality ob/gyn care for lesbian patientsSeptember 1st 2003
Most lesbian patients hesitate to reveal their sexual orientation, even though you need that information to deliver targeted health care. Creating a nonjudgmental office environment can encourage trust and disclosure, helping you to better address their unique health needs.
How do you code for well-woman exams?April 1st 2002
Coding and reimbursement for Medicare well-woman screening exams is one of the biggest challenges in ob/gyn coding. You must know whether a patient meets Medicare's criteria for "high risk" or "low risk." This risk factor determines the frequency with which Medicare pays for well-woman care.
Cover Story/CME: Evaluation and treatment of unwanted hair growthFebruary 1st 2002
Whether the etiology is androgen excess or something more benign, excess hair growth negatively impacts quality of life for millions of women. A thorough evaluation is required to uncover underlying causes and provide appropriate treatment.
BRCA1 and BRCA2: Genetic testing and intervention strategiesJuly 1st 2001
Who should undergo genetic testing? Before ordering it, three conditions should be met: There should be a greater than 10% likelihood of a positive test; the ordering physician should be able to interpret the result; and the information should be used to make management decisions.
CME: Offering mifepristone as an abortion optionFebruary 1st 2001
While family planning clinics are hailing the FDA's recent approval of mifepristone (RU-486) as a noninvasive way to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, ob/gyns who decide to administer the drug need to familiarize themselves with the research on its advantages and disadvantages.