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.
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.
This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
A reader addresses a previous column on a diagnostic pearl.
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?