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  • New Score to Predict Early Stroke DeathA new clinical score has been developed to identify patients with a high risk of early death after an ischemic stroke.
  • New Commission Report Is Tough on MOCThe commission formed by the American Board of Medical Specialties urged a switch from high-stakes summative exams to yearly, formative assessments.
  • Hormone Therapy May Protect Against Knee OsteoarthritisPostmenopausal women taking hormone therapy were significantly less likely to develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis compared with those who did not take hormone therapy, a large study has found.

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  • Bill Correctly for Same-Day Services In this monthly column, coding expert Betsy Nicoletti answers physician questions about billing an office visit with an annual exam, and when to bill as co-surgeons on a procedure.
  • Malpractice Case: The Danger of Not Referring to a Specialist Although primary care physicians are handling more of their patients' ailments, they should always seek specialty guidance when needed.

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