In this systematic review of capacity assessments in adult general medical patients (without a psychiatric history), they found the overall prevalence of incapacity was 26%, it was often under diagnosed, and the best tool to evaluate it was the ACE (Aid to Capacity Evaluation). This tool is a 7-question tool, can be tailored to the individual, is available online (ACE tool), and is easy to administer (abstract). Incapacity is common in general medical inpatients and should be more routinely assessed.
“Membership in the American Academy of Professional Coders has risen to more than 170,000 today from roughly 70,000 in 2008.” “The AMA owns the copyright to CPT, the code used by doctors. It publishes coding books and dictionaries. It also creates new codes when doctors want to charge for a new procedure. It levies a […]
Yeah, I know the headline drew you in. I sleuthed ya—but I have a reason. A study out in BMJ today, and its timing is uncanny given the immigration ban we are now experiencing. First, to declare my priors. I will take an IMG to work by my side any day of the week. You need […]
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has not updated its rules (“conditions for participation”) for nursing homes in twenty-five years. Late last year they finally did. Many of the changes will have an impact on the daily lives of NH residents but are far removed from hospital medicine. Think a resident’s ability to […]