Tag Archives: Focus

Oncology groups focus patient-reported outcomes to optimize care

The Michigan Oncology Quality Consortium plans to use a mobile-based application to help with quality reporting initiatives in the state. MOQC, a group of medical and gynecologic oncology practices collaborating to improve cancer care quality, has selected a vendor to help develop quality measures, manage patient symptoms and capture patient reported outcomes from 19 cancer… Read More »

How happy couples argue: Focus on solvable issues first

In marriage, conflict is inevitable. Even the happiest couples argue. And research shows they tend to argue about the same topics as unhappy couples: children, money, in-laws, intimacy. So, what distinguishes happy couples? According to “What are the Marital Problems of Happy Couples? A Multimethod, Two-Sample Investigation,” a study published this August in Family Process,… Read More »

CMS renews focus on catching fraudsters before they re-offend

Dive Brief: CMS has announced a new rule focused on catching providers before they engage in fraudulent activity. The rule, called Program Integrity Enhancements to the Provider Enrollment Process, will focus on untoward “affiliations” involving key employees of companies that bill the Medicare, Medicaid or CHIP programs. Of particular interest will be firms that try to “reinvent” themselves… Read More »

Medical Clinics of North America: Focus on Women’s Mental Health

The July edition of the Medical Clinics of North America focuses on Women’s Mental Health.  Editors Susan G. Kornstein and Anita Clayton have put together a great collection of articles from experts in our field.     Update on Reproductive Rights and Women’s Mental Health. Stotland NL.  Med Clin North Am. 2019 Jul;103(4):751-766.   Update on… Read More »

Teen boys’ eating disorders may focus on muscle gain, not weight loss

(Reuters Health) — Many people may mistakenly assume teen boys are not prone to eating disorders because their symptoms are different from what’s typically seen in girls and their focus is on building muscle rather than becoming impossibly thin, doctors warn. What many parents and pediatricians consider classic symptoms of adolescent eating disorders, like calorie… Read More »