April 2023

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Calling attention to adult ADHD

Missing an adult diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) means patients also miss out on effective, often life-changing treatment.

Hear, hear for preventing cognitive decline

Because of the association between hearing loss and reduced cognition or dementia, physicians should intervene to treat this common condition of aging.

ACP adapts reproductive health policy

Once the Supreme Court's final decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization was released in June 2022, the landscape for reproductive health care in the U.S. immediately began to change.

Health equity: The finish line

Repairing multiple layers within systems is fundamental in changing policy and involves advocacy at the individual level and at the professional society level.

Thriving at the annual meeting in your early-career years

I.M. Ready is a new regular feature that will explore topics relevant to early-career internal medicine physicians, particularly those within five years of residency graduation.

2023 changes to E/M coding: What's new?

As a result of advocacy from ACP and other specialty societies, national guidance for coding inpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services has been revised to align with earlier reforms to reduce administrative burdens starting Jan. 1.

Why to open your Open Payments record

Open Payments marks its ninth anniversary this year, but many physicians still may not be entirely aware of how this CMS program applies to them.

Uncover trauma to treat patients efficiently

Uncovering past trauma in a patient's life can help steer the physician toward treatment of current health problems.

Over-the-counter test for flu, COVID-19 authorized

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.

Another pitfall for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

A reader addresses a previous column on a diagnostic pearl.

MKSAP Quiz: Inpatient with fever, dry cough, shortness of breath

A 55-year-old man is evaluated in the hospital for fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath of 3 days' duration. He has advanced squamous cell lung cancer, for which he recently started treatment with pembroluzimab and radiation. Following a physical exam, CT scan, and bronchoscopy, what is the most likely diagnosis?

Adults can be affected by ADHD

This month's issue addresses ADHD, hearing loss and cognition, and how to review Open Payments data.

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.

Upcoming Chapter meetings announced

The following are scheduled for summer and fall 2023.